Reynolds, Coley expect top Manning Cup final

first_imgMiguel Coley, the coach of defending Manning Cup champions Jamaica College and his counterpart, Vassell Reynolds of Wolmer’s Boys, are both confident that their sides will be at their optimum when the two schools face off for the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup title at the National Stadium this Saturday.The two coaches were speaking at press conference at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) secretariat yesterday.Jamaica College have won the last three editions of the tournament and will be going for their fourth straight title, which would push their overall tally to 28. Despite being tight-lipped about his tactics for the game, Coley says he expects his team and players to turn up with their ‘A’ game on Saturday pointing out also that despite winning the last three titles, Jamaica College remain driven and hungry for success.”At Jamaica College, we understand that success means more success. Excellence is going out there every single time and optimising their ability. This is the final, and we are happy to be here. We are happy for our sponsors and all the media houses. You (media) have done your job by broadcasting the event. Now it’s up to the teams to come and give it their all and for us to give our final presentation,” he said.”Our intention is to be the number-one school, not only in Jamaica but in the Caribbean. Some (players) have never won the Manning Cup before, but they are hungry, and we are hungry,” he added.Wolmer’s have waited 22 years for what would be their 11th hold on the urban-area schoolboy title, and although midfielder, Yannick Elliot, has been carrying a knock, Reynolds is confident his team can come with their best game on Saturday.”We expect to see both teams at their best really,” he reasoned. “This is a final and we cannot predict how the youngsters will go out there and deliver, but I know both teams will be prepared for the occasion,” he said.”From a coach’s point of view, I hope they (both teams) display their true potential for the football lovers, the JC and Wolmer’s fans. The Wolmer’s team have played the most games and we would have done a tremendous job in terms of recuperation and nutrition. So I think we should be ready physically. But we are hoping we can deliver our best game, and I am certain that once we deliver our best game, we will be victors,” Reynolds said.last_img read more

Taulava makes changes to adapt to NLEX’s style of play

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Asi Taulava’s Christmas wish finally came true on Monday.No, it’s not any gaudy gift or pricey present. The 44-year-old was just relieved to have swished his first 3-pointer this season for NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT Being the league’s eldest statesman at 44, the Fil-Tongan admits that playing with a quick pace is his way of adapting to NLEX’s style of play especially with him teaming up with speedy guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, players who are hailed as the Road Warriors’ future.“I got to keep up with Kiefer and Kevin. I can’t let them run me out of the ground. Right now, we’re a much more running team with the young bloods coming in, so I got to be able to run,” he said before heaping much praise to Ravena, who has been nothing but impressive so far. “It’s a new time, a new generation, and you see that Kiefer’s time has landed.”Also a major part of Taulava’s change is his trimmed down physique. He is at his lightest weight in over a decade.But the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player isn’t paying much attention to his conditioning, but rather, is looking at the bigger picture as he seeks to contribute at the best of his capabilities for the Road Warriors.“I don’t want to talk about my weight or anything. My focus is on my team. Hopefully, these young guys could take us all the way and lead us to the playoffs,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As for his New Year’s resolution, all Taulava is hoping for is to be able to follow Guiao’s orders and be spared from the vitriol the fiery coach spews when things go awry.“I don’t want to be that guy to make a crazy play and when I get back to the bench, coach Yeng will curse at me,’ he said laughing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel good. I’m glad it finally went in,” Taulava said. “Last game, I missed my lone attempt so I’m happy that this time, it went in.”Taulava hit a long bomb from the top of the arc at the 8:57 mark of the second quarter.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 folkAlso making the shot feel better for Taulava was the Road Warriors’ pulling off the 115-104 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.But the three-point shot is not the only thing that’s new to Taulava’s game. He is also much more active on the floor. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Nowitzki out ‘multiple weeks’ as left ankle rehab continues

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 29: DeAndre Jordan #6 and Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks talk on the bench during a preseason game against the Beijing Ducks at American Airlines Center on September 29, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki’s debut in his record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks won’t be in the opener.Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday the 40-year-old Nowitzki will miss “multiple weeks” with a longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery in April. The Mavericks open the season Wednesday in Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Nowitzki said he had a setback when he started playing again about a week before training camp. He hasn’t practiced in the preseason. The surgery just before the end of last season was to remove bone spurs.Carlisle said the 13-time All-Star was doing better but hasn’t done any significant work on the court.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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Arsenal fans say Arsene Wenger leaving would be ‘my worst moment as a Gunners fan’

first_img1 Arsène Wenger, speaking at Arsenal’s Annual General Meeting, hinted that he could walk away from the north London outfit in 2017.The Frenchman said: “I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave.”Wenger signed a new three-year contract shortly after Arsenal lifted the FA Cup following their victory over Hull City at Wembley Stadium – ending their nine-year wait for a trophy – in May 2014.With no extension currently on the horizon, the 65-year-old could therefore leave his position at the end of the 2016-17 season. And while some Gunners supporters may be buoyed the news, a large number are saddened that the Frenchman, who has delivered such outstanding stability to the club in his 19-year reign, could leave the Emirates in less than two years’ time.Take a look at the top reactions to Wenger’s comments, on Twitter, below. Arsene Wenger last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Bar Cook required for popular bar

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Roadhouse Bar is seeking to recruit an experienced Bar Cook for the popular bar outside Ballybofey.Key Requirements:Cooking standard pub grubPrevious experience working in a busy kitchen environment is essentialA genuine passion for foodA good understanding of health, safety and food hygiene legislationGood work ethic and be a good team playerExcellent time management and an efficient workerThis role is a full time position. Only respondents with the required experience will be considered.A competitive salary will be offered for this role.Closing date for these applications is Friday 27th JulyPlease apply in writing or by e-mail to the address below: HR DepartmentRoadhouse BarCappryBallybofeyCo. DonegalEmail: roadhousecappry@gmail.comJob Vacancy: Bar Cook required for popular bar was last modified: July 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ballybofey jobsCapprychefcookculinaryJob VacanciesRoadhouse Bartwin townslast_img read more

Coming Out: What does the future hold for young LGBTI+ people in Donegal?

first_imgComing Out: Young Donegal man Ayrton Kelly continues his column series with DonegalDaily.com giving an insight into his journey in the LGBTI+ community and life in Donegal.Read Ayrton’s first three posts here:– Growing up Gay in Donegal– ‘New Year, New Me’ was never so true– We have come a long way for LGBTI+ Equality. but we can still do better This week, Ayrton looks towards future of equality and the ‘National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy’.Minister Katherine ZapponeThe rural-urban divide in Ireland is as clear as day in Donegal – Ireland’s Forgotten County. This divide affects everyone and everything. Inequality is often exacerbated as a result of the chasm between rural counties and metropolitan areas. While Donegal is the Republic of Ireland’s fourth largest county by size and eighth largest by population. It is an incredible county and I loved growing up here but, if you’re LGBTI+ there is a serious lack of visibility, awareness and support that is available in the capital.One prime example is with regard to sexual health services. Letterkenny GUM (genitourinary medicine) or sexual health clinic runs once every Thursday evening from Letterkenny University Hospital. Conversely, in Dublin, St. James’ Hospital has a dedicated GUIDE  Clinic every day of the week while the GMHS (Gay Men’s Health Service) operates from Baggot Street Hospital four days of the week and offers tailored, specific medical care to gay men who are most at risk of contracting STIs and HIV (Department of Health, 2015). In terms of Youth Service provision, Donegal Youth Service is also based in Letterkenny as is BreakOUT. However, over the years BreakOUT has grown and has groups in Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Glenties and Moville and offers a safe and supportive place for young LGBTI+ people and their friends/allies in addition to information, training and one-to-one support, all of which I have availed of in my time. Conversely, Dublin has BeLonG To, TENI, the Outhouse and other specific supports not as readily available in the North West.A lack of public transport and socio-economic disadvantage will hinder a young LGBTI+ person’s ability to seek help and support in Donegal compared to their counterparts in the Greater Dublin Area who can hop on a Luas, Dublin Bus or DART at relatively low cost and high frequency.Donegal is quite a conservative county. We saw this during the recent Referendum to remove the Eighth Amendment (Article 40.3.3) of the Constitution of Ireland, and even before that in 2015 where – 50% of Donegal people said Yes to Equality compared to 70% in Dublin.And yet, I don’t think there is as much homophobia in Donegal or Ireland as there once was, but a lack of visibility in rural counties devoid young people of the opportunity to think about the impact of using words like ‘fag’, ‘tranny,’ or ‘gay’ in a derogatory sense. From experience, a lot of the time it is not malice, but ignorance and habit that words like these are used. Compared to the general youth population, young LGBTI+ people are twice as likely to self harm; three times more likely to attempt suicide and four times more likely to suffer from severe mental health issues (BeLonGTo & GLEN, 2016). Body image and eating disorders, substance use and abuse (drugs, alcohol and tobacco), cutting, homelessness, and STIs are some of many issues that are statistically more likely to affect the LGBTI+ population than the non-LGBTI+ population.It is true that every young person in Ireland has a tough time growing up. But evidence has shown that young LGBTI+ are disproportionately disadvantaged. The National Youth Strategy 2015-2020 and the Brighter Outcomes, Better Futures framework have tried and failed to deal with the nuanced needs of the young LGBTI+ people of Ireland and have not reacted effectively enough.‘Everyone benefits’ With the publishing of the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy (DCYA, 2018) there are 59 specific actions that will aim to make Ireland a better, more equal place for all its young people.The strategy does not benefit young LGBTI+ people to the detriment of the non-LGBTI+ young people. If we have better sexual health services, better SPHE and RSE, more rigorous anti-bullying procedures, better access to Youth Services, more awareness around mental health, and better visibility of leaders that are LGBTI+ then everyone benefits. In order to achieve equality that we so desperately want and need here in the Republic of Ireland, we accept people for who they are; to be supportive and to ensure all young people feel valued.Ayrton Kelly is 20 years old and from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. He is studying Business and French in UCD and before that attended St Eunan’s College. By working with Donegal Youth Service, UCD Students’ Union, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, BeLonG To and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has become interested in equality and social Justice. Most recently, he was on the Youth Advisory Group and Oversight Committee for the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy.BreakOut is a project for young LGBTI people, LGBTI Allies and young people that believe in social justice aged 12-30, and is operated by Donegal Youth Service.  Currently there are groups meeting up regularly in Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Glenties and Moville offering information, training, one-to-one support and guaranteed craic. If you would like to come along and see what it’s all about contact Sinead Murray on 074 91 29630/086 124 7968, pop in to 16-18 Port Road, or find BreakOut on Facebook.Coming Out: What does the future hold for young LGBTI+ people in Donegal? was last modified: August 3rd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Ayrton Kellycoming outLGBTIsexualitylast_img read more

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN

first_imgA mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their family chip-van was hit with a bullet on Saturday evening.A pellet gun is believed to have been used in the attack.The well-known chip-van located at Newmills, Letterkenny was shot at just before 7.30pm on Saturday night.The van is operated by local couple Sabrina and David Mackey who also live locally. It is understood that Ms Mackey and her young daughter were working in the van at the time of the attack.Letterkenny Town councillor Tom Crossan has slammed the incident.He told Donegal Daily “This is absolutely scandalous and I would appeal to anyone who saw anything to contact Gardai.“If anyone knows this chip-van, there is quite a large hatch at the front. “If this bullet have had went into that hatch and hit one of these people, then there could have been very serious consequences.”The incident has been reported to Gardai who have carried out an examination of the scene.It is understood that the gun used to fire the bullet may have been a high-powered pellet gun.  MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TARGETED IN GUN ATTACK ON CHIP-VAN was last modified: December 9th, 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:chip-vanCllr Tom CrossanNEWMILLSpellet gunlast_img read more

GARDAÍ NAB TWO BURGLARY SUSPECTS AFTER BREAK-IN

first_imgHarry’s RestaurantDETECTIVES are quizzing two men after a break-in.The raid took place on Harry’s Restaurant in Bridgend this morning around 2am.Gardaí were quickly on the scene and two suspects were arrested. The duo are being held today at Buncrana Garda Station.They are believed to be from the Derry area. GARDAÍ NAB TWO BURGLARY SUSPECTS AFTER BREAK-IN was last modified: March 14th, 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)last_img read more

SEND US IN YOUR ST PATRICK’S DAY PICTURES

first_imgThis is a photo of James and his brother Connor Gallagher waiting for the parade in Letterkenny last year!From Ballyshannon to Buncrana and from Letterkenny to Lettermacaward, Donegal will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style today.We can’t get to every parade parade or event but we will carry as many pictures as we can.Why not send us in your pictures and let us know a little bit about your event and who is in the pictures? And even if you’re not in Donegal but are living abroad, why not send us your pictures to let your friends know you are still drowning the shamrock.Send all pictures to info@donegaldaily.comWe might not publish the pictures up straight away as we’re panning on celebrating too but we will get them up!  SEND US IN YOUR ST PATRICK’S DAY PICTURES was last modified: March 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:picturesSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

Lack of Disability Access Officer in Donegal slammed as ‘unacceptable’

first_imgDeputy Pringle has today called on Donegal County Council to appoint a Disability Access Officer while the existing officer is on long-term sick leave.Delays in appointing a replacement officer have been described as ‘unacceptable’ by the Donegal TD.Mr Pringle says “I was made aware of the existing Disability Access Officer going on long term sick leave back in October last year”. “Given the fact that was nearly 6 months ago and we can assume there was no Disability Access Officer in place for some time before that, we are looking at a significant amount of time where an Access Officer has not been made available for the county of Donegal.“Disability Access Officers are vitally important as they are tasked with co-ordinating and promoting access activities in their local areas. It’s also a legal obligation for local authorities to have one as described in Sections 26 of the Disability Act 2005.“Since being made aware of the absence of an Access Officer I have been seeking a reply from Donegal Council since October but to no avail. I have phoned, written and emailed the Council as has Cllr. Seamus Maguire and have only recently received a reply which says very little except to say they are “in the process of reviewing the assignment in this area of work. This will be finalised in the coming weeks”.“A delay of this kind is simply unacceptable particularly for people with disabilities who cannot afford any further setbacks in the provision of disability services in their local areas. It’s time all public bodies took disability access seriously and I hope that Donegal County Council will ensure there are no future gaps in the provision of an Access Officer or in any disability service in the County” concludes Pringle. Lack of Disability Access Officer in Donegal slammed as ‘unacceptable’ was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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