Saudi football player in hot water for dabbing

first_imgMOST READ However, the seemingly innocuous move is illegal in Saudi Arabia for its links to drug use. The country’s National Committee for Combating Drugs claims that the dance move suggests sniffing drugs.Inquisitr reports that during a King’s Cup match, a player from Saudi club Al Nojoom was walking toward the benches when a teammate reached out to high-five him. The player dabbed instead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA video shared on the Twitter account of sports broadcast app Dawri Plus shows the incident. The commentator is heard saying “no, no, no” after the dab.👀#الوحدة_النجوم #دوري_بلس pic.twitter.com/niD2b8ncC9— دوري بلس (@dawriplusksa) January 3, 2018It was unclear what consequences this had for the unidentified player. Saudi TV host and actor Abdallah Al Shahani was arrested after a video circulated of him dabbing in a concert.ADVERTISEMENT UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi PLAY LIST 01:38UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours After his arrest and online criticism, Al Shahani issued an apology which read, “I apologize to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.” Dabbing is a common celebratory move in sports, with the likes of Manchester United footballer Paul Pogba and  American quarterback Cam Newton dabbing in games. Even politicians such as Hillary Clinton and French president Emmanuel Macron got in on the act when it was a fading trend.  Niña V. Guno /raRELATED STORIES:Watch Rihanna Dab in Protest of Donald TrumpFil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez defends her move of ‘taking a knee’ during performance of US national anthemADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina A dance move may spell trouble for a football player in Saudi Arabia after he dabbed on the pitch.Dabbing is a hip-hop dance move that became a cultural trend in the US in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson What’s bugging Alaska? LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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SASOD holds vigil for Orlando victims

first_imgIn light of the 49 Orlando victims who were slaughtered in a mass shooting by a lone gunman in the UnitedUS Ambassador Perry HollowayStates, SASOD hosted a vigil in support of the families who lost their loved ones in such a brutal manner.Managing director of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) Joel Simpson condemned the brutal act on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. He noted that while their communities are grieving they will bounce back from the adversities since they are a resilient and courageous group of people.“The Orlando massacre was both an act of terror and a hate crime. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States of America and it was targeted specifically against the LGBT community. Our communities are struck with grief all around the world,” denounced Simpson.He noted night clubs are very important since it is one of the safe spaces that the LGBT community can gain refuge. It is a time for us to come together and stop these acts of discrimination.Simpson thanked the Guyanese community for their overwhelming support and solidarity during this bereaved period.Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence expressed disappointment with the act that claimed so many lives at once, noting the potential that the world has lost in the Orlando Massacre.“It is impossible to fathom the grief and trauma of what has been perpetuated but at the same time we have witnessed the outpouring of love and support in the aftermath. On behalf of the Ministry of Social Protection and on my own behalf I would like to lend my heartfelt support. It is difficult to imagine this era of Freedom of expression and tolerance for our sexual preferences that such biases continues to exist,” lamented Minister Lawrence.Former Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Alli disclosed that, “despite this act did not occur in Guyana, we have to remember that Guyanese usually go to these same places for vacations and possibility exists that Guyanese could have been in the midst of the shooting.“We are living in what some described as dangerous times, in whatever challenge we face globally what occurred in Orlando cannot and must not be called anything but horrific, it is a terror act and it was done by someone who cannot be classified as having human attributes. I want to join with everyone in condemning this,” said Alli.US Ambassador Perry Holloway condemned the act of terrorism and encouraged to answer the massacre with peace.“The events that took place in Orlando was devastating to too many, our hearts go out to the families who have lost their loved-ones and to the ones who have been wounded” Holloway remarked.Holloway noted that the Orlando massacre could have occurred anywhere in the US. However, he emphasised that the US insists that nobody should ever be targeted because of their preference in life.last_img read more

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Lonestar Rewards Mobile Money Subscribers with Big Prizes

first_imgMassa Dennis, head of the Mobile Money Department.Lonestar Cell MTN is driving hard is Mobile Money platform in Liberia through great prizes, the latest of which was the awarding of L$1 million to one of its subscribers, a resident of Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Prizes awarded included bags of rice, television sets, generators, blackberry phones and modem, Argo-oil, but the most memorable prize of all is the one million Liberian dollars, the grand prize. The amount is equivalent to US$8,300 from its Mobile Money Raffle draw.The draw, which was held recently at Lonestar’s Congo Town offices, was named: “September to Remember,” celebrating the 6th anniversary of the company’s Mobile Money service, which was launched in September 2011.The raffle required customers to register their Sim cards with mobile money and transact services, including sending money, buying LEC tokens and paying DSTV bill, among others.Massa Dennis, head of the Mobile Money Department, said the draw was meant to identify with subscribers who have been active using their mobile money accounts to transact.Ms. Dennis said, “As you may be aware the month of September marked our sixth anniversary of mobile money service in Liberia and we decided to use this opportunity to say thanks and give back to our many loyal subscribers for trusting the service and using it over the years.”She added: “‘September to Remember’ was intended for active mobile money subscribers who have used the services for the last four weeks. Every week we select 25 lucky winners who partake in the draw and win valuable prizes.”Ms. Dennis said as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, the management cares for its many valued customers and remains committed to changing their lives through value-added services.According to her, the company is not only limited to telecommunications but is also engaged in Mobile Financial Services that benefit subscribers.She said the management decided to make the exercise an annual celebration of Mobile Money Liberia, because of its impact on the lives of the public, and as a way of saying thanks to subscribers.According to the head of the Mobile Money financial services, September is not for profit making, but a period to express thanks to the thousands of subscribers across the country.“We care about our valuable subscribers, therefore, we always think about the best promotion that will benefit them whenever they participate,” she added.She stressed that Lonestar Cell MTN is in the business of changing lives, “and we want our customers to put their trust in us that we are here to give them the best services they deserve.”The winner of the grand prize, Mr. Cyrus N. Paye, expressed delight with services being offered by Lonestar Cell MTN, saying, “I am proud. I just started using mobile money, but all in all, I am grateful to God, and Lonestar Cell for providing this opportunity to our country.”Cyrus said he was little doubtful when he received a call that is the lucky winner. “When I received the call that I won, I was in the midst of some colleagues, and I showed them the numbers, they couldn’t believe it because there are lot of fake guys in town calling people to inform them that they won something. But I looked at the number and decided to give it a try; and it’s a reality, so the service is unique. I want to encourage others to see the reason to use it.”Meanwhile, there were many numbers that won the raffle draw at the start, but some of them were off, and some couldn’t pick up their phones, while others took it as a joke saying they were busy after they were called by Lonestar MTN staff.The live draw was also held over Power FM and was witnessed by officials from the Liberia National Lottery Authority and Lonestar employees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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26% decrease in road accidents

first_imgThe number of road traffic accidents in Guyana has declined by 26 percent in the first six months of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Police Traffic Chief Dion Moore.Moore, in an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI,) said the Force recorded 824 traffic accidents in the first six months of 2017, compared to the 1,120 recorded for the same period last year.He said that of the 824 traffic accidents recorded so far for this year, 168 were serious; 240 were minor; and 48 were fatal, resulting in 51 deaths, one of which was a child. Of the 1,120 accidents recorded for the same period in 2016, serious accidents accounted for180 of those accidents; 295 were minor and 65 were fatal, which resulted in 64 deaths, of which four were children.The Traffic Chief attributed the reduction in the various categories to the Force’sTraffic Chief of the Guyana Police Force, Dion Mooreseveral awareness campaigns and security steps, which are running simultaneously with the National Road Safety Action Plan, 2017-2019.Moore explained: “There is the daily road safety talks on the radio still ongoing. We also have the Law Enforcement and You on NCN (National Communication Network), (of) which traffic (issues) play a major part.”The National Road Safety Plan 2017-2017 was launched on May 03, 2017, and is aimed at assisting Guyana to meet the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020 plan: to reach 50 percent death reduction by 2020.last_img read more

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Senior Flyers to take on Manning on Saturday

first_imgIn the Flyers last tilt they took on the Rangers in Spirit River with 11 skaters, but managed to come away with a 5-3 win.The meeting tomorrow between the Flyers and Comets will be the first this year. Manning currently occupies last spot in the league standings as they have a record of 0-5-0.The next game for the Flyers after tomorrow will be back on home ice on December 5 against the Spirit River Rangers at 8:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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More flexibility for lenders

first_imgAn OTS spokesman says the agency’s work with lenders is part of normal regulatory oversight, but its willingness to be a bit more lenient comes as home prices and the pace of home sales nationwide are down sharply compared with last year and foreclosures are surging. Sales of existing homes in the first quarter were running 6.6percent lower than a year ago, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. And research firm RealtyTrac Inc. said mortgage lenders foreclosed on 62percent more U.S. homes in April than a year ago. Those are the kinds of national statistics behind American International Group Inc.’s disclosure last week that it took a $128million charge in the first quarter for higher-priced, or subprime, mortgages issued by a bank it owns. The New York-based insurer declined to specify whether the charge would refinance loans or cover foreclosure costs. The charge was related to “ongoing discussions” with the OTS about troubled mortgage loans issued by Delaware-based AIG Federal Savings Bank, AIG spokesman Chris Winans said. Banking regulators “are seeking to have lenders assist certain nonprime borrowers to remain in their homes… Our discussions have centered on that and related issues,” Winans said. WASHINGTON – Federal banking regulators are giving lenders more flexibility when they restructure high-interest rate mortgages given to homebuyers with poor credit. The effort by the Office of Thrift Supervision and other agencies is aimed at softening the impact of the housing market’s slowdown and bolsters the argument of lawmakers who say mortgage reforms may not be needed. While it may also result in accounting charges on quarterly earnings reports of public companies with mortgage lending units later this year, it could limit the economic fallout from the overaggressive mortgage practices of the past few years. Experts say it could also save lenders money in the long run because it costs less to refinance a loan than to foreclose on a house that might not easily sell. A $128 million charge subtracted from AIG’s $4billion first-quarter profit is no big deal. However, similar charges could be significant for lenders that get most of their profit from mortgages. The OTS is talking to other companies about these issues, said Kevin Petrasic, an OTS spokesman. He declined to detail which – or how many – companies are involved. OTS regulates lenders, including subsidiaries of two of the biggest subprime lenders: Washington Mutual Inc. and Countrywide Financial Corp. Officials at other federal banking regulatory agencies have publicly encouraged lenders to restructure troubled loans. Part of the reason federal regulators can’t do more is because their powers are limited on many of the most-troubled loans, says Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Bair cited federal data showing that lenders independent of federal authority originated more than 50percent of subprime loans in recent years. Those loans were then often bundled into securities and sold to institutional investors. Despite the apparent lack of federal oversight, lenders have plenty of incentive to refinance at-risk home loans, experts say. When it comes to fixing the problem, “I don’t think it’s going to be led by the federal bank regulators,” said Paul Miller, an analyst who follows mortgage lenders for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. “It’s going to be led by the market, and people that don’t want to lose money… it’s them just trying to be practical about the situation.” For example, the Federal Reserve estimates that it costs a bank $50,000 to foreclose on a home, and houses sold at foreclosure auctions fetch well below appraised values. There are signs that lenders are taking action on their own to avert a housing market crisis. Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. said last month it would refinance up to $2billion in subprime mortgages to help borrowers avoid default and foreclosure. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two biggest players in the $8trillion mortgage market, recently committed to buy tens of billions of dollars of high-interest mortgages so that lenders can help strapped borrowers refinance and avoid foreclosure. In March, the Fed and the other four federal agencies that regulate banks, thrifts and credit unions proposed guidelines that call for caution when lenders make subprime mortgage loans and strict evaluations of a borrower’s ability to repay. 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

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Angel di Maria latest: ‘Man United winger is PSG’s priority this summer’

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have made Angel di Maria their top transfer target this summer, talkSPORT have been told.The Argentine winger endured a difficult debut season at Manchester United after his £60m move from Real Madrid and, according to French football expert Julien Laurens, PSG are determined to lure him away.“I think PSG are going to make one really big signing this summer, and it may be Angel di Maria,” Laurens said, speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show.“He is the priority on their list, there is no doubt about that. Given the poor season he had, United are not sure they can count on him next season, so I can see the Di Maria to PSG move happening.”last_img read more

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Clinton, Giuliani tops in state poll

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Barack Obama may be gaining on Hillary Clinton in other parts of the nation, but in California, Clinton still reigns supreme. Among California voters, Clinton, a U.S. senator from New York, has opened up a more than 2-to-1 margin over Obama, a U.S. senator from Illinois, according to a Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday. With just under eight weeks before California’s presidential primary, the PPIC poll also shows former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the other Republican candidates, with 24percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 15percent. In the Democratic race, party members and independents favor Clinton over Obama, 44percent to 20percent – a 24-point difference. But perhaps more telling is that the margin has widened by eight percentage points since PPIC’s poll in June, and six points since September. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champPolitical analysts said it is unlikely Obama has time to capture California, in part because the state’s Democratic voters are more comfortable with their preference. “Overall, nearly three-quarters of likely voters in the Democratic primary, compared to a much lower percentage of Republican voters, are satisfied with their choice of candidates,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of PPIC. Only one other Democrat – former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, with 12percent – has more than 3percent in the latest poll. Clinton campaign officials hailed the poll as proof of her solid standing in California, but Obama’s state campaign chairman expressed optimism because of gains elsewhere. “The poll numbers in California tend to be more about name ID than anything else,” said Steve Westly, former state controller. “What we’ve seen is in the states where the voters are much more engaged right now, Senator Obama is leading the field or is in a dead heat. We expect that trend to continue once Californians have an opportunity to learn more about Senator Obama and his positions.” On the GOP side, Giuliani continues to lead and has rebounded a bit after having lost some ground in the September PPIC poll, which had him at 22percent. Giuliani campaign state chairman and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon said “Rudy is proving to be the Republican candidate best positioned to win in California,” an assertion disputed by the Romney campaign, co-chaired by state Senate GOP leader Dick Ackerman, who said a developing “grass-roots effort” will overcome opposition. But the big mover so far is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is now at 12 percentage points – up 10 percentage points from September – and now just three points behind Romney. Sen. John McCain (11percent) and former Sen. Fred Thompson (10percent) round out the top five. “With Democrats so much more satisfied with their choices than Republicans, it makes the GOP race more volatile and exciting,” said Melissa Michelson, a political science professor at California State University, East Bay, “and it suggests that we are not even close to knowing who will win the Republican nomination.” Regardless of party affiliation or ideology, likely voters have one thing in common, Baldassare said. They are dissatisfied with the amount of attention that presidential candidates are paying to the issues voters say matter most to them: immigration, Iraq, health care and the economy. “Much of the debate has been about `Gotcha!’ instead of substance,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. “On immigration, Republicans spend a great deal of time with such matters as the illegals who worked on Romney’s mansion. On Iraq, Democrats talk about who really opposed the war at what time in the past. Many voters are more interested in what the candidates would do if they got to be president.” The telephone poll of 1,015 likely voters was conducted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. sgeissinger@bayareanewsgroup.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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DONEGAL SPORTS STARS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS THROUGH APRIL

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee will have taken note of a number of sporting achievements during the month of April that will no doubt form part of their deliberations when deciding winners at the end of the year.April 2013 won’t be forgotten in a hurry by young Ramelton man Kyle-Callan McFadden (pictured right) a previous Donegal Sports Star Award Soccer winner.Just three days after helping Norwich City to the FA Youth Cup Final the 18-year-old Ramelton lad signed his first professional contract with the Canaries. And it got better as the centre-half played his part in the dramatic late 1-0 first leg win over the mighty Chelsea in front of 21,500 fans at Carrow Road. For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or follow us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards. Other excellent April highlights included athlete Mark English who represented Ireland at a World Relays event in the US and was one of three Letterkenny AC members to win track titles at the national universities championships in Cork. April was also good for boxing as five young fighters came back from the National Stadium with gold medals.Another magnificent triumph was Moville Community School winning the FAI Senior Girls Final. April was good for athletics in terms of both titles and qualification for international competitions. Finn Valley athlete Sarah Collins broke the Irish Junior 5k record in the USA to make the qualifying time for the European Championships in Rieti next month. Another Finn Valley athlete hammer thrower Felan McGuigan qualified for IAAF World Youth Championships at Loughborough, England reaching the World ‘B’ standard for a second time. He now goes to the finals in the Ukraine next month.John Kelly (2012 Donegal Sports Star Best Secondary Boy Athletics Award winner) reached the ‘B’ Standard for the IAAF World Youth Championships in Loughborough with two throws of 18.21m and 18.33m. Letterkenny AC’s Mark English set a new Donegal 400m record at Universities Track & Field Championships in Cork and helped Ireland to fifth place at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia in a team that included Brian Gregan, Ciaran O’Lionaird and Paul Robinson. Also at the Universities Track & Field Championships in Cork, Darren McBrearty won the 800m and Dan King took the 1,500m title to make it a treble success for members of Letterkenny AC. Mark Hoy, Finn Valley was second in the 800m. At the end of the month Brendan Boyce finished 6th in Germany in a time of 1:24:38 in a 20km walkIn badminton the reigning title holders Donegal were beaten in the Division 1 U-15 Final at the Ulster Inter League Team Championships at the National Badminton Hall in Lisburn. However, there was good news for the Donegal B side who won the Division 2 Final., another past Overall Donegal Sports Award winner Illies Golden Gloves fighter Willie McLaughlin won again against a Ukrainian opponent in Italy as a member of the Italia Thunder team. There was a good end to the month for young Errigal Cycling Club member Shauna McFadden who won the U-12 category at Ras na nOg in Drogheda and was third in an event in Cookstown and finished fourth in a race in Banbridge, Co. Down. Another Errigal Cycling Club member Dylan Traynor was 3rd in the U-12 race in Banbridge and fourth in the Cookstown event. Conor Halvey was fourth in U-14s in Cookstown and Ciara Doogan 3rd in U-16 Youth Olympic Trials. Michael McGlynn was third in the U-14 race in Cookstown.At the Donegal Championships Conor McElwaine (Errigal Cycling) and Siobhan Gallagher (Four Masters) won the male and female Time Trial Championships while in the top event of the weekend Cormac Keeney was first across the line in the County Road Race Final. Meanwhile, Jordan McGinley (Errigal Cycling) from Letterkenny received an invitation to be part of the Belgian Project-David McCall Foundation Composite Team for the Ras Dhun na nGall.In GAA football it was not a month of success outside the county but the Donegal U-21s did reach an Ulster Final against Cavan. At the end of the month the County’s Minor footballers lost to Monaghan in the Ulster League Final at Brewster Park. Hurling produced two winners although the Donegal senior hurlers lost to Fingal in Division 3A League Final in the middle of the month there were Ulster titles at the end of the month for the county’s minor team winning the Ulster Shield defeating Monaghan in the final at Brewster Park and the St. Eunan’s hurlers triumphed in the Ulster Division 4 decider overcoming Pearse Og (Louth) in the final at Garvaghy, Co. Tyrone.Letterkenny man Patrick Quinlivan was named ‘Disability Gymnast of the Year at a reception in Banbridge. Patrick is a also a previous Donegal Sports Star Award winner. Sammy Wasson (Letterkenny) came third in Power Lifting World Championships in Castleblaney.There were a number of soccer titles handed out in April. Letterkenny Rovers and Bonagee Utd won the U-16 Champions League and U-16 Europa Cup respectively. Letterkenny Rovers youth player Dale Gorman signed for English League side Stevenage. On Sunday April 14th the destiny of four league titles were decided between Donegal and Inishowen. Donegal Town won the Division 1; Gweedore Utd lifted the Division 2 League Championship title while Kerrykeel 71 were also promoted to Division 1. Out in Vienna there was another international cap for Milford girl Amber Barrett (Lagan Harps) but it was to be disappointment for the Irish U-17s losing to Norway in a European qualifier meaning no place at the Elite Finals. At just 21 years of age goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher made his 100th appearance for Finn Harps against Salthill Devon in Ballybofey while another young netminder at the club Shaun Patton was in goals for Republic of Ireland Schoolboys against England in 2-2 draw in Cork. At the end of the month Letterkenny Rovers Youths won the Colin Breslin Cup Final defeating Rosses Academy;In schools sport at primary level Kilmacrennan NS captured a unique treble of county titles in three different sporting codes, namely soccer, gaelic football and athletics. The three titles were won within a fortnight of each other. First up was the girls soccer team who swept all before them in the FAI Futsal competition without conceding a goal.The Sportshall Athletics was the next competition that saw success come the way of the Kilmacrennan school. The 3rd/4th class girls team won the county title and went all the way to the All-Ireland finals where they finished in 3rd place. The boys made it a unique hat-trick of titles when they won the Indoor GAA title in Letterkenny.In Secondary Schools sport St. Eunan’s College second year boys basketball side defeated Summershill (Sligo) in regional final to retain their title and reach the All-Irelands play-offs. For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or follow us on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.DONEGAL SPORTS STARS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS THROUGH APRIL was last modified: May 18th, 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:Aprildonegalsportstarlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: JOHNNY GALLAGHER PERFORMS WELL BUT AODH RUAH SUFFER HOME DEFEAT TO MILFORD

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: FootballAodh Ruadh’s winning run in division three was brought to an end in Father Tierney Park, after a powerful Milford side took the honours winning by four points. Aodh Ruadh lead by a point at the interval, but Milford were the more economical side in the second half and punished every Ballyshannon error. A disappointing 1-7 to 0-14 defeat for the hosts, but there were good performances from Johnny Gallagher at centre back where he got good defensive cover from Michael Ward and Callum O’Halloran. Meanwhile Diarmaid McInerney and Sticky Ward both worked hard front. There is a full report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.There was better news for the reserves who easily disposed of the Milford challenge in the first game. They lead 2-7 to 1-2 at the turn-over and made light of the facing wind in the second half to leave the final scores Aodh Ruadh 7-12 Milford 2-5. Best for Aodh Ruadh were Matthew Maguire who impressed on his return to club colours. Ryan Patton and Darren Gethins also starred in the defence. At midfield Aidan Murray and Niall Thomas were totally dominant and the whole Aodh Ruadh attack with in fine form. We have a full report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh’s next round of fixtures will be on Wednesday 8th July when they travel to take on Naomh Bríd. The senior game throws in at 8pm and is preceded by the reserves at 6.30pm.Monday evening’s minor championship game against Saint Naul’s had to be abandoned after Philip Patton was taken to hospital with a suspected collapsed lung. All in the club wish Philip the very best for a speedy recovery.The under 14s will be travelling to a match in Grange this Wednesday 1st July. We will be looking for parents to assist with transport to this game. All players and parents/guardians able to help with transport are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park for 6.15pm. Game at 7.30pm. This is an important game as it’s our last before championship. Text John on 087-6431805 if help with transport is required. Training on Saturday at 11am.Aodh Ruadh take on Four Masters in the under 12 Southern Divisional Board League Final this Friday. The game is in Tír Chonaill Park, Donegal Town, with the throw-in at 7pm. Please come along and get behind our boys and help to support them. The more voices of encouragement they hear, the better their performance will be. The two sides played a very closely contested game in Father Tierney Park last Friday, so this entertaining game could go either way.Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from the earlier time of 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. This is to give people a chance to attend the under 12 divisional final in Donegal town at 7pm.Euro-Shot ChallengeSheets will be going out over the next week to all underage players for Bord na nÓg’s inaugural Euro-Shot Challenge. The concept is simple, points win prizes. The more points your team scores, the more chance they have of winning a special team prize. There are three prizes on offer. The under 8s and under 10s will be competing for a team trip to Castle Adventure Open Farm. The under 12s and under 14s will face off for a team outing to Bundoran Cineplex. Meanwhile the under 16s and under 18s are competing for a beach party and barbecue sponsored by Kernan’s Spar. Shots are a €1 a go with the Euro-Shot Challenge taking place on Sunday 12th July in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The more lines you sell, the more shots you get. But the important thing is putting the shots over the bar, which makes this fund-raiser a great way to hone one of the most important aspects of our games. All players will have to take a minimum number of shots, so even if you only score one point, it could be the one that wins that wins your team the prize. There are individual prizes for the top scorers in each team, while the overall highest scoring team will take home the handsome Euro-Shot Challenge Plate. To make it easier to sell lines, there are also two tickets to the Ulster final up for grabs, with the winners being drawn on the day of the Euro-Shot Challenge, a week before the final. Our special thanks to Kernan’s Spar, Eclipse Cinemas and Castle Adventure Open Farm for their sponsorship of this fund-raiser. Euro-Shot Challenge sheets can be downloaded directly from aodhruadh.org. HurlingUnder 12 Hurling. We have pictures from the match up on aodhruadh.org.Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Ladies The Aodh Ruadh under 14s lost out in their A championship clash with Naomh Conaill last Tuesday. Aodh Ruadh started well, Cáit Gillespie striking the first goal of the game, but Naomh Conaill came back strongly and were winning at half-time. Aodh Ruadh made some positional switches at half time and they sparked a come-back. The hosts shot five goals to take themselves back into the lead, Eva Moore, Melissa McGowan and Cáit Gillespie among those finding the net. However Naomh Conaill finished the final quarter the stronger of the sides and went on to secure the win. Best for Aodh Ruadh on the day were Bridín Maguire who made a number of magnificent saves and used her kick outs well. Ella Clancy was superb at wing back, while Caoimhe Keon did very well in midfield and up front Shona Slevin put in a fine shift. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Bridín Maguire; Leah Travers, Alicia Clyne, Erin McGowan; Katherine McClay, Síofra Hughes, Ella Clancy; Leah O’Brien, Caoimhe Keon; Shona Slevin, Melissa McGowan, Roisín Daly; Alana Gallagher, Cait Gillespie, Dearbhla McGuckin. Substitutes: Eva Moore, Chloe Connolly. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The under 12 girls have a game this Thursday in Killybegs with the throw-in at 6.30pm. The team will leave the park at 5pm.This Wednesday the under 10 girls will be travelling to MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey for a challenge match against MacCumhaill’s. We will be leaving the Park at 5pm. Anyone who needs a lift should contact Gaby or Louise.Under 12, under 10 and under 8 training continues on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.Summer CampAodh Ruadh Summer Camp 2015 runs on Monday 6th July-10th July and Monday 13th July-17th July. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm daily. Each week the camp will cater for all ages from 6 to 14, both BOYS and GIRLS. Activities include skills training, fun and games, Gaelic football, camogie, rounders, hurling and swimming. Applicants should bring a packed lunch as no one will be allowed to leave camp during the day. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm. Cost is as follows: One child €70; Two children €120; Three children €180; Four children €200. For further information contact Sylvester Maguire on 0860532495.Cash for ClothesJuvenile Hurling Committee are having our annual clothes recycling campaign for the month of June. We are looking for all used clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linen, etc. For any information in relation to this recycling campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793, Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903 or Fionnula Gillespie 087-6668634.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Abbey Centre BingoRichie Newell won the €800 big bingo jackpot. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The game seven summer snowball is now €425 on 50 numbers or less. Plus we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,300. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8, 10, 14 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Tom Conlon, Clones; Bridget, McDermott Belleek; Mary McKenna, Ballyshannon; Pat Melly, Pat’s Bar; and Emer McFadden Wardtown. Next draw in Dicey Reilly’s with a Jackpot of €6,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.Follow us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGTwitter: @aodhruadh.GAA NEWS: JOHNNY GALLAGHER PERFORMS WELL BUT AODH RUAH SUFFER HOME DEFEAT TO MILFORD was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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