Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

first_imgIreland staged the largest commemorative event in its history to mark the six-day revolt, when rebels seized buildings across the capital and declared an Irish republic on Easter Monday 1916.Members of the global Irish diaspora and descendents of the rebels were among those who turned out to watch a parade by almost 4,000 members of the armed forces and emergency services.President Michael D Higgins began the day’s events by laying a wreath at Kilmainham Gaol, where 14 of the 16 rebel leaders executed by the British were killed by firing squad.He later laid another wreath at the General Post Office (GPO), the rebel headquarters during the revolt, before leading a minute’s silence for all those who died.A military band played Danny Boy, and an army officer read out the 1916 proclamation declaring “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland”.Thousands of Australians of Irish heritage travelled to join the commemorations, but not all took part in the official program.”Many people go back, buy t-shirts … but they’ve missed the whole point,” Patrick Cullen, who migrated to Australia from Ireland in 1989, told AM.”If you make a quiet visit to some of these areas, read the plaques, the sculptures, find the pain that these people went through.”They’re defending something that they never had.”Cullen said he would return to Ireland for the actual date of the Easter Uprising on April 24 but it would be “very private”.”I go back and put myself in these places, read the stories of what happened and see how I would have handled the situation, whether I would have fought,” he said.Patrick Morrison, a 72-year-old who travelled from the US state of Pennsylvania with his grandson for the commemorations, said: “It is quite emotional.”The Government has sought to stress the “inclusivity” of the events, highlighting the 250 civilians and 130 British armed forces who died alongside more than 60 rebels.”It is important that we bear witness this centenary year to all those who gave their lives during Easter 1916,” Prime Minister Enda Kenny said.The uprising began on April 24, 1916, when over 1,000 militants took over prominent buildings in the city centre.Britain sent reinforcements and began shelling the city, sparking days of fighting that ended when the rebels surrendered on April 29.Public opinion was initially against the rebels, but the arrests of thousands of people in the subsequent crackdown caused outrage and a surge in support for independence.Within six years, Britain had agreed to the creation of an independent nation, though without the north-eastern part of the island, which still remains part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland.The Rising “gave people the courage to believe we could achieve total independence,” Eamon O’Cuiv, deputy leader of political party Fianna Fail and grandson of 1916 rebel Eamon de Valera, said.The rebels were ahead of their time with their promise of equality and religious liberty, but  Higgins noted that “in many respects we have not fully achieved the dreams and ideals for which our forebears gave so much”.Ireland currently has a caretaker government, after an election last month failed to give any single party a parliamentary majority, leading to deadlock. Picture: Irish President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard of honour during the commemoration.Reuters: Clodagh Kilcoynelast_img read more

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CJ Williams hits 3 to lift Clippers over Hawks

first_imgThirdy grateful for shot to play for PH with bro Kiefer “I’ve made that shot before. It was just a rhythm dribble to my left,” Williams said. “Once we got the offensive rebound, I felt the momentum and I felt the excitement of the moment, so I wanted to take the 3. I took that dribble and I shot it with confidence. As soon as I let it go I knew it was in.”Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 34 points but missed a late 3 that resulted in a long rebound by Wesley Johnson. He passed the ball out to C.J. Williams for a shot that snapped the Clippers’ two-game skid.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 folk“The thing about Doc is he didn’t necessarily want the 3, but he lets you play,” C.J. Williams said. “I was in rhythm. As soon as I took the dribble it felt good. I didn’t want to take it all the way to the basket and take a chance of getting my shot blocked.”With his team down 107-105, Rivers wanted the Clippers to go for a two-point basket to tie it, only to be overruled by his rookie in the final seconds. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He’s passed a couple of tests already,” the coach said. “The whole (concussion) protocol thing now, you have to go through the entire protocol. I think he has another couple of tests to pass, and we’ll just have to wait.”TIP-INSHawks: Prince was a game-time decision, as the Hawks wanted to see how he felt about his dislocated right ring finger after pregame warmups. Prince was injured in the first quarter against the Lakers the night before. … Fifth-year center Duane Dedmon was on a minutes restriction in his first game after missing 19 with a left tibia stress reaction, Budenholzer said.Clippers: Los Angeles played without four of its five opening-night starters (Griffin, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic), and the first man off the bench in that game, Austin Rivers. Jordan was the only opening-night starter to play against the Hawks. … Jordan, a career 43 percent free throw shooter, made 21 of his 25 free throws over the previous four games.UP NEXTHawks: At the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.Clippers: At the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “Wes saved us with the switch,” Rivers said. “When Prince got the ball, he was shooting over Lou and I was dying over there.”DeAndre Jordan added 25 points and 18 rebounds as Los Angeles won despite blowing a 13-point lead in the third quarter. The Clippers played without leading scorer Blake Griffin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against Golden State.Prince scored 20 points, Dennis Schroder added 18 and Kent Bazemore and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 apiece for Atlanta, which lost its fourth straight.With the score tied at 105, Lou Williams missed a short shot and Bazemore made two free throws after being fouled in the lane with 23 seconds to play, putting Atlanta up 107-105.After C.J. Williams hit a floater from the left baseline with 3:35 left, tying the score at 99, Bazemore followed up a layup with a 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 104-100 lead with 2:11 to play. After Lou Williams committed a turnover, Bazemore was fouled by Jordan and hit one of two free throws for a 105-99 advantage.The Hawks then decided to foul Jordan on three consecutive possessions. He made five of six free throws to pull Los Angeles to 105-104 with 1:08 left.The Clippers forced an Atlanta turnover on the ensuing inbounds play, and Juwan Evans made the first of two free throws. Johnson was called for basket interference as the second shot hung on the rim, giving Atlanta the ball with the score tied at 105.“They were just flying up and down the court, scoring in transition in the first half,” Budenholzer said. “Then we got our transition defense in a better place in the second half, and make them play in the half court. If you do that you at least give yourself a chance.”GRIFFIN UPDATEGriffin was inactive against the Hawks, but did ride an exercise bike during the Clippers’ workout earlier in the day and continues to progress toward a return that Rivers expects to be at least three or four days away. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I was actually yelling, ‘We don’t need a 3,’” Rivers said. “But you could see he was comfortable and he wanted it.“I’ve said I love coaching this team,” he added. “They play hard. We laugh a lot. We have to with some of the things we do out there on the floor. We make some crazy mistakes at times. But with this group you’ve just got to laugh it off and move on to the next play.”Atlanta set up its defense to keep Lou Williams from taking the Clippers’ last shot.“We didn’t want him to make the last shot, but he was able to get one off,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Long rebound and Wesley Johnson comes up with it and kicks it to C.J. Williams, who makes a tough 3. That’s just a bad break for us.”On the final possession, Atlanta got the ball to Kent Bazemore, who was guarded by Johnson. He forced Bazemore to pass across to Taurean Prince, who missed a 15-foot jumper with three seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, center, and guard Lou Williams, right, celebrate while Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney walks off as they win 108-107 in a basketball game, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — C.J. Williams took a shot coach Doc Rivers didn’t want him to take, and Rivers could only laugh. Just as he’s prone to do with these Clippers.Williams hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with nine seconds left to lift Los Angeles over the Atlanta Hawks 108-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Victor Oladipo helps Pacers end Nets’ 7-game win streak

first_imgIndiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) dunks against Brooklyn Nets’ Rodions Kurucs (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)NEW YORK — After winning seven straight, Indiana head coach Nate McMillan noticed his team was developing some bad tendencies in their late-game execution.The Pacers gave up a buzzer-beating tip-in basket in Tuesday night’s one-point loss to Cleveland. The following night, they squandered a 17-point lead in a tough loss at Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends00:50Trending 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil TIP INSPacers: Turner had 15 points and 12 rebounds.Nets: G Joe Harris has hit at least a 3-pointer in 30 consecutive games, a game short of tying Joe Johnson’s franchise record of 31 straight set during the 2012-13 season.FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHINGKurucs led the Nets in scoring for the first time in his career, shooting 6 for 11 from the field over 34 minutes. He had 15 of his 26 points in the second half, providing a spark for a Nets offense that trailed by 10 points at halftime.“It’s hard to take him out of the game,” Atkinson said. “It wasn’t the plan to play him 34 minutes, and he’s earning his minutes. He’s earning his play, and it’s a pleasant, pleasant surprise for a 20-year-old kid.”UP NEXTPacers: Host Washington on Sunday night.Nets: Host Phoenix on Sunday night. Rookie Rodions Kurucs, a 2018 second-round draft pick, continued his stellar improvement with a season-high 26 points for Brooklyn, and DeMarre Carroll added 16.The Nets struggled in the first half, giving up 37 points in the first quarter, before turning things around late in the second half.“We could really never stop them,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “We didn’t stop them all night.”Kurucs hit a free throw with 4:07 left in the game that gave Brooklyn a 100-98 lead before Oladipo accounted for all of Indiana’s scoring in an 8-4 run that put the Pacers ahead 106-104. Oladipo punctuated the spurt with an impressive left-handed dunk over Kurucs with 2:01 left.Bogdanovic then hit a 3-pointer that extended the lead to 109-104.On the next Brooklyn possession, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie was blocked by on a driving layup attempt by Pacers center Myles Turner, and Darren Collinson was then fouled by Kurucs.Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson came running off the bench to argue the call and was immediately ejected with 1:09 left by referee Tony Brothers.Bogdanovic hit the technical free throw to widen the lead to six points.Collinson hit one of his two free throws to make it 111-104.Kurucs then answered with a pair of free throws to draw the Nets with five before Oladipo’s final basket, a 3-pointer, closed it out for Indiana. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs make season-high 19 3-pointers, rout Wolves Star guard Victor Oladipo then changed things around in a six-minute span in Brooklyn on Friday night.Oladipo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Thaddeus Young added 21, and the Pacers won 114-106, ending the Nets’ seven-game winning streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“In the NBA you have to (put it behind) if you want to be good because stuff like this happens, unfortunately,” said Oladipo, who added nine rebounds and six assists.Oladipo was tough on himself after a couple of personal mistakes doomed his team. He missed a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left against the Cavaliers and then turned the ball over twice in the last minute against the Raptors. Those games are in the past now.“You might lose one game, you might lose two, three, but how you respond to the next game (is what matters),” he said. “It’s a new game, it’s a new day. All you got to do is just learn from the last games apply to the current game. It’s easier than done, but the good teams can do it.”Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis each added 17 points for the Pacers.Indiana has played 77 straight games without losing three in a row.“You try to figure it out after two losses,” McMillan said. “I thought tonight we did that.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Serena Williams wins Perth season-opener ahead of Grand Slam tilt

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Genie Bouchard gives herself pass mark after comeback win Serena Williams of the United States serves during her match against Maria Sakkari of Greece at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)PERTH, Australia — Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to power past Maria Sakkari in straight-sets at the Hopman Cup on Monday in her first competitive match since melting down in the U.S. Open final.The 37-year-old was rusty and down an early break but did enough to record a comfortable 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory in one hour and 44 minutes in the women’s singles match.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The result leveled the tie between the United States and Greece, but Williams and playing partner Frances Tiafoe lost the later mixed doubles match in three sets to Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas .Even though both her ankles were strapped and required medical attention during the change of sets, Williams moved freely and looked sharper as the match wore on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It was my first match back. I was making a lot of errors,” Williams said. “It was great to be back out on match day.”The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion lost an exhibition match against sister Venus in Abu Dhabi last week, but the Hopman Cup is her first competitive event since her controversial defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka at Flushing Meadows in September. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ The fancied Greece kept its tournament alive with a 4-1, 1-4, 4-2 victory in the mixed doubles after an opening defeat against Britain.The United States will battle Switzerland in a showpiece fixture on Tuesday, which pits Williams against fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in the mixed doubles.“As a player it’s something that you would dream of playing Roger Federer,” Williams told reporters. “It’s only mixed doubles, but still it’s like a dream come true for me.”The 37-year-olds have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them — Federer a record 20 in men’s tennis — and are arguably the best ever.The match in Perth is expected to be a sellout.“I really look forward to sharing the stadium with him,” said Williams, who will be chasing a record-equaling 24th major at the Australian Open next month. “It’s going to be special.”Their showdown has added spice, with the United States’ title hopes hanging by a thread after the loss to Greece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was an error-strewn start for Williams, who struggled to land her first serve and was broken in the third game. She could have been in a bigger hole if not for saving break points in her first and third service games.A vocal Williams tried to pump herself up in a bid to shake off the stupor and raised her arms skyward after holding serve in the fifth game. A confident Sakkari held the edge until losing her nerve attempting to close out the set in the 10th game.Williams then found her range and dominated the tie break to wrap up the first set in 63 minutes. She broke twice in the second set and closed it out with an ace.Williams is a two-time Hopman Cup winner, having triumphed in 2003 with James Blake and five years later alongside Mardy Fish.In the earlier men’s singles match, No.15 ranked Tsitsipas overcame a second set wobble to defeat Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3. It was a confidence boost for the Greek rising star after his shock straight-sets loss to unheralded British played Cameron Norrie on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Beach Parties: A Timely Interdiction

first_imgThe Liberian Government’s announcement this week banning all beach festivities on November 29 ensuing is very timely.The Information Ministry told the regular Ebola press briefing on Wednesday that GOL had decided to prohibit any gathering whatsoever at beaches on that day to avoid the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The ban is particularly aimed at President William V.S. Tubman’s birthday celebration on November 29, which has over the past several years morphed into a major holiday in Liberia kicking off the Christmas season.  Tubman would be surprised.As though determined to recapture Tubman’s happy-go-lucky, libertine (unrestrained by morality) character, which most of today’s generation know little about, the nation’s youth in their thousands, converge on the beaches to party until late into the night. In Monrovia, droves of celebrators, scantily dressed, jam up in the back of pick-ups or on the hoods and in the trunks of vehicles to get to the beaches, especially those along the Robertsfield highway.  Quite often traffic on that highway and in the whole of Paynesville is blocked most of the day as people throng the beaches and entertainment spots to have a good time. This year when Tubman’s 119th birthday falls on a Saturday the crowds would have been even bigger.  Many would have forgotten that they had to attend church services on Sunday, as they reveled late into the night, in relentless, rambunctious (rowdy, high-spirited) partying.Alas! Not this year!  The deadly Ebola virus has changed all that.  It is not just the economic crisis that Ebola has brought upon us.  Indeed for this one day, most people would prefer to forget the crisis and spend their last to crowd the beaches and let the good time roll.But the risk of the virus spreading again is too high and the Liberian Government is not taking any chances.  Neither should any of us even for that one day. After surviving the horrendous experience of the past several months in the grip of the deadly Ebola virus from which we are not yet free, who would want to flout (disobey) the precautions that have restrained the virus, pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory, so to speak?The government, its foreign partners and the Liberian people themselves have joined in the unrelenting fight to contain the virus, causing us to make big gains towards its recession and finally zero cases.  The least we can do is sacrifice one day of celebration.But just to make sure, the GOL has for now banned beach gatherings on November 29. We do not know whether we can achieve the status of “Ebola free” by Christmas, but a lot depends on the people themselves—their following all the rules, observing all the measures to prevent infection; and on the government and the international partners ‘in union strong’. We have been striving to let the government see the need to take one other urgent action—to deploy Liberian troops, accompanied by some from the United States, at key border points, especially on the Guinea and Sierra Leone sides.  This, we believe, would   help stop the resurgence of the virus, by keeping it from coming again across the border. We saw what happened last week in Jenewonde Town on the Cape Mount border with Sierra Leone.   We have to be very vigorous in protecting our borders, because while the virus is receding in Liberia, it is spreading in the other countries, especially Sierra Leone.  We don’t know why.  But government must take immediate action, remembering what happened in Foya, Lofa County in March: it took only one person with the virus to cross the Guinea border into Liberia.  After that, the virus spread like wild fire and our country became the worst hit in the entire sub-region.We pray that the government will go one step further in obeying the First Law of Nature: Self-Preservation.      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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Eritrea pull shocker on Burundi in CECAFA

first_imgTo qualify to the last eight, Burundi will must now win against Somalia and Djibouti in their final two games and hope Eritrea lose their remaining games.“Today I don’t understand what happened to my players. We couldn’t pass the ball, we couldn’t run and we were not at our best. Now the chances are slim but we have to win the next two games to leave with pride,” Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko told Capital Sport.Kidane taped the ball home after Ali Suleman Ibrahim’s earlier shot off the counter was blocked by the keeper. It was a goal they fully deserved especially after missing several open chances before that.Off a counter Deyben Hinteseab broke through on goal from the middle of the pack, but his effort one on one with the keeper hit the upright and the rebound hacked away by the Burundi backline.Robel Teklemichael also had a similar chance when he also broke free through the middle to face the Burundi keeper one on one, but shockingly placed his shot wide when it was harder to miss than score.Burundi’s best chance of the half came midway through but defender Filmon Semere cleared the ball off the line after he raced back to cover his goalkeeper when Elphase Ndayisenga’s shot evaded his grasp.In the second half, Burundi piled all the pressure they could on the Eritreans, but their attacking play was hugely thwarted by a spirited defense from the Red Sea Boys.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eritrea’s Filmon Tumzghi vies for the ball with Burundi’s Issa Nsabimana during their CECAFA Seior Challenge match at the Lugogo Arena on December 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 9 – After returning to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup for the first time in almost six years, Eritrea posted a shocking result at the 2019 showpiece, beating fancied Burundi 1-0 n their opening Group A match at the Lugogo Arena on Monday afternoon.Robel Kidane scored the solo goal for the Eritreans at the stroke of halftime to give Eritrea a vital three points and diminish Burundi’s hopes of qualifying to the semi finals.last_img read more

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first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club News:Hello everyone. We are having great weather in Dunfanaghy for the last few weeks and it is great to see the course is such great condition. The men played their last game in the Gaeltacht league at home last Saturday.They scored a draw with Cruit Golf Club. Thanks to Gerald and Cornie for managing this team during the winter months. Best of luck to everyone in the Captain’s day at Roasapenna this coming Saturday. The Ulster Cup Team weren’t able to score the necessary points at home on Sunday to qualify for the next round. Well done to Keith and the team for a great effort to qualify.The seniors again enjoyed a great day on Monday, with another good turnout. Well done to all who organised this competition over the last few months, it has been a great sucess.We have the second part of the “Come Dine with Me” on Saturday the 2nd of May. At the moment we have eight hosts entertaining different people in their houses. It would be great if we could get a view more volunteers to host a Come Dine with Me party. There are a number of members going together to host a party and this might be a avenue that members have not considered. There is music in the clubhouse afterwards and going by the first night, you will not want to miss out.Anyone who has to play a match in the mixed foursomes need to get arrangements put in place to get the match played as time is running out. Results;Wednesday 15th April Gents open stableford1st John McGinley 38Pts bot2nd Dan Sweeney 38PtsSaturday 18th Open 4BBB 1st Roger Green/James Brogan 40PtsSunday 19th April Charlie Robinson Cup1st Leslie Sterritt 43Pts2nd Eunan McGarrigle 40Pts bot Gross Shane Greer 37Pts3rd Darren Murray 40Pts botCat Paddy Hegarty 36Pts1st9 Derek Porter 20Pts2nd9 Willie Wilkin 23PtsGents senior open Monday 20th April1st Denis Kelly 40Pts2nd Hugh Coll 39Pts3rd Charlie Moore 37PtsLadies open seniors Monday 20th April1st Kay Kelly 33Pts2nd Gerada Arnold 26pts bot3ed Janice Doherty 32PtsFixtures;• Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 25th of April 2015 – 4 BBB Open Competition• Sunday 26th of April 2015 – Gents monthly Medal CompetitionClub Pro AM :As most of you will know, Dunfanaghy Golf Club is now ranked in the top 100 courses in Ireland. In order to celebrate this achievement and to acknowledge the success of our esteemed club member, Paul McGinley, in captaining Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup, we have decided to organise a Pro-Am this year. It will be held over two days, the 13th and 14th of June. Entry fee for the team of three amateurs will be €100.00 per person. All entries must be directed through Mary Lafferty and no entry can be confirmed until the €300.00 has been paid in full. Places are filling up fast and as 50 teams, at most, can be accommodated don’t leave it too late to enter.4 BBB Winter Open Competition:We are in the last two months of this competition. I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June. So don’t leave it too late to try and qualify. You are able to play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play with, so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in April. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month. We had o team from the club to qualify in 4th place last month!!!.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: DETAILS OF THE DUNFANAGHY PRO-AM ANNOUNCED was last modified: April 22nd, 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


Man City outclass United as Silva, Aguero and Gundogan seal derby victory

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 no dice 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News Manchester United were second best But Ilkay Gundogan gave Pep Guardiola’s men the margin of victory they deserved after completing a stunning 44-pass move late-on.The hosts move back to the top of the Premier League table after Liverpool had briefly overtaken them, and in truth, it’s difficult to see them anywhere else come the end of the season.City asserted an early control and fashioned a chance for Bernardo Silva, who fired wide from a cutting Fernandinho pass, before United had even touched the ball.They upped the pace even further and David Silva got behind the United defence only for Aguero – sporting a new blond hairstyle – to miskick in front of goal and Fernandinho drive wide.The opener came after 12 minutes as Raheem Sterling’s deep cross was kept in play by Bernardo Silva and pulled back for David Silva to take a touch and fire home from close range, via a deflection. BEST OF MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED City threatened more as Bernardo Silva had an effort blocked and Ander Herrera twice invited trouble as he was robbed of possession by Sterling and then Aguero. On the first occasion he got back to recover the ball and, on the second, he was spared by an Aguero slip.United eventually began to settle and tighten up but it was some time before they had even half a chance as Chris Smalling heading harmlessly over from a Jesse Lingard cross.Some good play from the visitors presented Martial with an opening in the box but Fernandinho made a timely challenge.City stirred back into life after a quiet spell just before the interval as Bernardo Silva fed Aguero and the Argentinian drove into the side-netting.That proved a sighter for Aguero, who doubled City’s lead three minutes into the second half following a lightning attack.Jesee Lingard failed to control a David De Gea pass on halfway and Fernandinho was quickly onto the ball to set City on the attack. Aguero burst forward and played a one-two with Riyad Mahrez before unleashing a ferocious shot into the top corner. 3 Manchester City celebrate their second goal huge blow The game was far from over, however, as United boss Jose Mourinho turned to his bench and sent on Lukaku just before the hour.Just 30 seconds later the Belgium international won a penalty as he went through on goal and was taken down by goalkeeper Ederson.The appointment of Wythenshawe referee Anthony Taylor to the fixture had caused some consternation among City fans but there could be little complaint with that decision. Martial sent Ederson the wrong way as he calmly stroked home the spot-kick.City responded by sending on Leroy Sane and the winger jinked across field to tee up Fernandinho but De Gea clutched the Brazilian’s long-range drive.City controlled the closing stages and their pressure eventually paid off as Bernardo Silva picked out Gundogan, who had replaced Aguero 15 minutes from time, and the German finished from close range. ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Manchester City moved 12 points ahead of their neighbours Manchester United were comfortably second-best as fierce rivals City taught them a footballing lesson in the derby.David Silva and Sergio Aguero scored either side of half-time before Anthony Martial’s penalty dragged United back into the game. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

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first_imgCharmaine Bradley. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.A COUPLE from Derry have been charged in relation to a Garda chase in Inishowen earlier this week.Andrew Carlin. Photo copyright of Northwest News Pix.Andrew Carlin, of 24 Knockdara Park, Derry, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with having a car without the consent of its owner. The 28-year-old was remanded on strict bail conditions including that he sign on at Buncrana Garda station three days per week.His co-accused was Charmaine Bradley, a hairdresser of 41 Collon Lane, Derry. She is 18.She was charged with allowing herself to be carried in a stolen vehicle.DERRY DUO CHARGED AFTER INISHOWEN GARDA CHASE was last modified: October 10th, 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:Andrew CarlinCharmaine BradleyDerrydonegalInishowenlast_img read more


Rift on illegal immigration

first_img But the bill does not include language or provisions giving the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants the chance to attain legal residency. And by late Thursday, GOP leaders still had not decided whether to allow votes on some of the more controversial amendments including denying U.S. citizenship to American-born children of illegal immigrants. “This caucus is very divided on how to solve the illegal immigration problem,” said Rep. George Radanovich, R-Fresno, emerging from a two-hour emergency GOP meeting. Radanovich, whose Central Valley district is largely agricultural, favors a guest-worker program and said he wouldn’t vote for a bill that doesn’t include such a provision. Other Republicans adamantly opposed to guest-worker plans – such as Reps. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., Gary Miller, R-Brea, and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach – also said they could oppose the bill if House leaders add nonbinding language that urges Congress to someday pass such a temporary-worker program. “Every newspaper in Mexico will be running it Monday morning,” Miller said. “I have a very difficult time with that language.” The fate of that seemingly innocuous language remained unclear late Thursday. House leaders also indicated they would change the bill to make being in the United States without proper documents a misdemeanor instead of a felony. The vast majority of Republicans – including Dreier and the authors of the bill, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., and Peter King, R-N.Y. – expressed support for a temporary-worker plan and described the enforcement bill as a first step. “As we look to move this legislation to the president’s desk, it should include comprehensive reform,” Dreier said. “This bill is focused on the supply side. It is also equally important for us to focus on the demand side.” But Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, called the bill a “sham.” “This is a con,” he said. “This is a bill that the speaker of the House, the chairman of the Rules Committee and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee know cannot solve the problem of illegal immigration. “To tell the American people they’re doing something by passing a bill they know cannot solve the problem of illegal immigration is an insult to the American people.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Bitterly divided Republicans opened debate Thursday on a sweeping illegal-immigration enforcement bill that exposed the party’s deep fractures on the issue and left uncertain the fate of President Bush’s guest-worker proposal. The House easily passed a series of noncontroversial amendments to the bill, including condemning rape by smugglers and mandating all border patrol officers’ uniforms are made in America. Lawmakers also passed an amendment by David Dreier, R-Glendora, and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, mandating construction of a fence along 698 miles of the Southwest border with the highest levels of illegal-immigrant crossings, deaths and drug smuggling. A final vote on the legislation – which also would turn illegal immigrants into a new class of “aggravated criminals” and demand every employer verify their workers’ eligibility – is expected today. last_img read more

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