Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Urdas and Malabanan dropped 13 points apiece while Joyce Sta. Rita chipped in seven hits for the Giga Hitters, who also drew five hits and 14 excellent receptions from national team member Grethcel Soltones.Despite improving to a 3-5 win-loss record, Smart head coach Roger Gorayeb was still not convinced.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“All wins are important to us right now because we’re not on top of the standings. I have yet to see the real game of my team,” Gorayeb said.The Giga Hitters nearly played without setters as Jasmine Nabor and Angel Cayuna had academic commitments at National University and Far Eastern University, respectively. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title BACOOR CITY—Smart whipped Sta. Lucia, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19, to get back to the win column in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at Bacoor Strike Gym here.Skipper Aiko Urdas and Jerrili Malabanan provided the spark for the Giga Hitters, who finally snapped a three-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum PH to go all out in Friendship tilt LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments
NEC’s Unprecedented Action May Endanger Credible ElectionsNEC’s Unprecedented Action May Endanger Credible Elections
What can be considered an “Unprecedented” decision has been effected by the National Elections Commission (NEC). It has required staff the Commission describes as “Nonessential” to remain out of NEC’s premises henceforth until otherwise. The action is unprecedented because there is no history of such an undertaking at the Commission ever in this post-war democratic dispensation and even throughout the pre-war years.The NEC is an autonomous body clothed with the responsibility to conduct elections in the country. It must be principled and transparent in its action, be boldly independent and should at all times exercise or display cold neutrality in national politics. In this regard, staffers are expected to stay above the fray and resist the temptation to dabble in national politics. They are also expected to be independent, fair and transparent in their dealings.NEC Executive Director, Lamin Lighe, justifying his action to order a mandatory leave of absence for those described as non-essential staff used the unfavorable economic situation as an excuse for the layoff. According to him, the current economic situation has deteriorated to the point where government is unable to make allotment for fuel and other essentials in order to run the Commission.Mr. Lighe’s justification, however, is contradicted by his declared assurance that though the staffers shall remain home, they will still be on the Commission’s payroll and will continue to receive their salaries, which could very well turn out to be a mirage. The lack of money to purchase fuel or meet other logistical needs also raises a concern whether or not the “nonessential staffers” have been complaining of difficulties in getting to work as a result of the prevailing situation.Most of the staff, in fact, contended that if NEC would ask them to stay home because of economic difficulties, then, there should be no need to receive salaries that are not justified by work. However, what remains very troubling about this decision, is that NEC could not and has not explained how it intends to conduct pending elections in the country in the absence of the staffers who have been asked to stay home until the harsh economic conditions improve.There are currently two by-elections pending to be conducted in line with a constitutional timeline. Following the 2005 and 2011 elections that were heavily sponsored by international partners including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the European Union (EU), the NEC under UNDP sponsorship held a capacity building workshop for staff.This capacity building exercise strongly considered the preparation of human resources that will use their expertise to conduct future problem free elections. In the wake of this decision to send trained staff on a mandatory leave of absence, this newspaper wonders who replaces them in this critical period of election. Further, the ruling party has promised its many supporters—some of who are now protesting, jobs in various ministries and agencies.In an effort to meet this goal, the party chairman, Mulbah Morlu, has been going from ministry to ministry, and agency to agency with lists of partisans for employment since the George Weah Administration took over eight months ago. Investigation has shown that some ministries and agencies have received lists of CDC partisans and have placed them first on the list of potential job applicants.What assurance is there that these CDC partisans will not automatically replace those asked to stay home? We are concerned about such a decision based on a number of events witnessed over the eight-month period. There was a time when President Weah, without considering the Act that created the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI), appointed defeated lawmaker Gabriel Nyenkan as Executive Director.Nyekan virtually stormed its offices in tow with officers of the Liberia National Police to physically and bodily remove Konah Karmo from his office. Although there had been public outcry against the appointment of Charles Gibson to a public position because of his poor public record, the President also went ahead to appoint him as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) disregarding the public’s concern.The decision by the NEC to lay off the staff does not only create a capacity gap at this crucial institution where the stability of the country lies, but also raises serious suspicion about the credibility of future elections in the country. Already we have a Chairman with questionable citizenship credentials who presided over fraudulent and irregular presidential and legislative elections last year.According to observers, in terms of fraud and irregularities, the 2017 elections ranked third to the fraudulent 1985 and 1927 elections in our country presided over by an individual with questionable and divided loyalty to the state . While departmental heads are still assessing those who may be considered “nonessential staff,” we fervently hope that the NEC will reverse this decision to find an alternative means such as cutting down on waste and putting an end to runaway corruption at that integrity institution instead of aggravating a worsening situation that will undermine the credibility of future elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Green economy initiative to highlight new paths for Guyana’s development” – Holder“Green economy initiative to highlight new paths for Guyana’s development” – Holder
…as Agriculture Month 2018 is officially launchedAgriculture Month 2018 was officially launched on Sunday in the subject Ministry’s compound under the theme “Shaping Agriculture for a Green Economy”.The month-long activities began with an annual Interfaith Service, which saw a number of Ministry personnel and other special invitees in attendance.While delivering the feature address, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder explained the significance of this year’s theme and the Ministry’s role in making Guyana a green economy.“A green economy is one where the economy, society, and environment are taken into account. It seeks to highlight the new path which is being crafted under our Green State Development Strategy – the blueprint for a better quality of life for allAgriculture Minister Noel HolderGuyanese,” Holder said.Minister Holder further stated that Guyana has been advocating the sustainable development agenda and is committed to shaping a green economy to guarantee that sustainable development is synonymous with national development.The programme saw a number of cultural and religious items that spoke of agriculture’s history and its role in uniting society and ensuring survival.Also delivering remarks was Permanent Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, Delma Nedd, who said that sustainable use of agricultural practices by stakeholders can play a vital role in ensuring that a sustainable agricultural system was realised.“In moving towards green productive agriculture, improvements in production systems and crop and livestock breeding programmes can result in significant increases in food production. One knows that with investments in proper facilities, quality assurance, processing and alliances with partners to enable access to new markets, non-traditional agriculture can become a sustainable engine for economic growth,” Nedd said.Noting that agriculture provides significant opportunities for growth, investment and jobs, Minister Holder said that the Ministry was aiming to re-orient and diversify the sector.“The Ministry of Agriculture aims to contribute towards this goal through sustainable, productive, climate-resilient and diversified agriculture. Specifically, the re-orientation and diversification of the sector, reducing reliance on traditional sub-sectors and opening new, higher value-added and higher growth industries and investment opportunities for sustainable income generation,” Minister Holder said.The subject Minister also lobbied for all Guyanese to play a role in ensuring aPermanent Secretary Delma Neddgreen economy is achieved and encouraged persons to participate in the Ministry’s tree planting initiative.“In shaping a green economy – everyone has a role to play. For instance, you can participate as we observe our National Tree Day on Friday, October 5 and plant a tree in your community….as is urged by the theme, “Trees. Good for the community…great for the country,” Minister Holder said.Some of the activities planned for the month are Food and Agriculture Organisation’s World Food Day Exhibition and Fair, Ministry’s agencies’ Open Day, the Guyana Shop’s anniversary celebrations, and the Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board’s pesticide awareness in secondary schools drama competition, etc.Minister Holder also echoed the call for youths to get more involved in agriculture.“To shape agriculture for a green economy, we must involve our youths, since we have an aging farming population. We believe it’s important to spark the interest in agriculture while at school, so that youths will choose to specialise in agricultural fields in their tertiary education. I urge all schools to participate in the Annual Agriculture Open Day at Mon Repos on October 19,” Minister Holder said.This year, several agencies will place emphasis on the use of alternative energy as a means of reducing the cost of production for commodities. Exhibitions like the National Green Expo and the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute/Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (NAREI/IICA) Alternative Energy Supply Event at the Guyana National Stadium will directly address and expound on these initiatives.
Tucker sets sights on improving GCC during presidential tenureTucker sets sights on improving GCC during presidential tenure
Members of the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), the oldest cricket club in the Caribbean, are the custodians of Guyana’s iconic Bourda Cricket Ground. However, the facilities have slipped into disrepair in recent times, and the new club president finds himself at the helm of a team with a monumental task: finding creative ways to restore some of its lost splendour.Established in 1858, the GCC was once the most prestigious club in Guyana. Membership was much sought after, and cherished mostly because of the approximately 133-year-old Bourda ground, which has been pounded by the bats and boots of many of the world’s greatest cricketers, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Brian Lara, Shiv Chanderpaul, Sachin Tendulkar and Imran Khan.For well over a century, up to 2006, the world famous Bourda ground was a mecca for cricketers and cricket fans worldwide. In its heyday, many fans rejoiced exuberantly or cried bitterly as they celebrated or lamented the victories and losses of their favourite teams. Win, lose or draw, the players and fans loved Bourda, and so it was for countless years. Then came the crash.It happened in 2006 when the ground was crossed off the list of Test Cricket venues. The last international cricket match was played at the ground that year, and the loss of high-level cricket led to a meltdown, and a mass exodus of members. Bourda went into free-fall.But with Timothy Tucker’s ascension to the GCC presidency this month, there is fresh hope of a change in fortunes. The GCC is a familiar place to him; he frequented Bourda as a child with his father and brothers.“I probably played in my diapers at the GCC… so I am one of the people who went through the ranks at GCC…my bigger brother played for GCC in a number of divisions…,” he said.“I hold GCC close to my heart because of all the camaraderie I saw growing up with my father and all the old members. And most of my friends are members too. So we all hold GCC close to our hearts…,” he explained.He added, “It’s clearly an honour to be elected and placed with the responsibility of being the president of GCC…I have an excellent team comprising members who have been members for many years.”However, he knows that resuscitating the GCC is an uphill battle that requires a comprehensive approach with emphasis on raising revenues.“We have to face the reality that it is highly unlikely that international cricket will come back to Bourda. The ground is too small…” the new President said, adding that attracting the highest level of the game back to the ground would require tremendous infrastructural work.Nevertheless, the GCC has been facilitating several sporting activities at Bourda, and Tucker plans to continue some of the work of the previous executive body, and to implement some bold new initiatives.Uppermost on his to-do list is to find innovative ways to increase revenues. This includes expanding the membership base. Tucker pointed out that the GCC membership has plummeted from around 1,200 members in 2006 to just about 150 paying members today. There are about 50 lifetime members.“That, by itself, has taken a toll on the club,” he said.The club’s income was further reduced because Bourda is no longer being used for international cricket, and there is an active injunction to prevent nighttime events from being held there. As such, its stands have fallen into disrepair, and some were pulled down.The membership drive will encompass trying to re-engage the former 1,200 members and putting measures in place to bring them back onboard. He added that the membership drive will include reaching out to the schools in order to get children interested in the GCC, and in sporting activities in general.“The reason why most of the clubs through the country have failed is because of the lack of proper sports [programmes] in schools,” he said.“Back in the days, children would be signed up with one of the cricket clubs or other sports clubs because of their love for the game. Because there are no proper sporting programmes in school system, there is no transition to the clubs,” he explained.Tucker wants to engage schools, especially those in the Bourda area, to enlighten them about the facilities and opportunities available at the GCC, and encourage them to join as associate members. Sponsorship will also be sought for various GCC sports teams in an effort to re-energise the Club.He admits that none of the plans they have is possible without revenue. “We can plan and plan and plan, but if we don’t have a source of income to develop or sustain the development of these things, then all is lost,” he conceded.Discussing the sporting activities accommodated by the GCC, Tucker said that, at the moment, the club has six successful first and second division cricket teams: U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-19. Coaching is done by the GCC.It also has two successful hockey teams – male and female – divided into varying age categories. Hockey is played on the grounds as well as squash. Additionally, dancing classes, karate, jujitsu and yoga classes are held there.Discussing some of the other plans to revive the ground, Tucker identified improving drainage as a priority. The new committee will hold discussions with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the City Council to address this situation.Also, under his leadership, the GCC will move to have the club structure registered as a heritage building. In relation to sports, the Club wants to introduce 10-overs cricket and inter-ward cricket.“We are well aware that the glory days of cricket and test matches at Bourda may be behind us… Nevertheless, our past president, Lionel Jaikarran, was able to light the ground…so we can play night cricket,” he said.Night football and corporate football matches will also be held on the ground. However, pegged football shoes will be prohibited, to avoid damage.Tucker said there are plans for an all-weather batting and bowling area where the Lance Gibbs Stand used to be. Other plans include starting a table tennis programme.Moreover, half of the ground will be converted into a party stand to allow spectators to experience games at ground level and move around freely. He noted that the ground is being properly maintained and was used for women’s T-20 practice sessions recently.Tucker said he believes in a leadership style of inclusivity. “I believe there should be an open relationship between GCC and its members…,” he said, adding that many have paid their fees over the past years, expecting nothing in return.“It’s time for us to figure out what they want and [put facilities in place] for them…”All eyes are on Tucker to see if he can climb his mountain and help restore the GCC and the legendary Bourda ground to their former glory.
A search has been launched for the body of a six-year-old Abrams Creek Primary School student after he fell into the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Tuesday.Reports are Ramesh Khan, a Grade One student of Abrams Creek, Upper Pomeroon River, fell into the river about 11:45h when he went to wash his feet. The river runs along the front of his school.According to information received, the boy and an eight-year-old female student were playing at the health post building, which is also housed in the school’s compound.The girl reported that about 11:40h she and the now-deceased student were playing when he told her that he was going to wash his feet. She told investigators that shortly afterwards she saw Khan’s upraised two hands in the water and she began to scream.Guyana Times was told that upon hearing the child’s screams, teachers rushed out and ran to the landing, but the child was not seen. Two men from the area then jumped overboard in search of the boy, but their efforts proved futile. The Police were called, and an investigation has been launched. Meanwhile, another search party has been combing the area for the child’s body.
Tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Toastmasters club extends invitation WHITTIER – Toastmasters invites residents to an open house meeting from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. April 19 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. The meeting will demonstrate what Toastmasters teach. Toastmasters is designed to help people overcome the fear of of speaking in public and improve speaking skills overall. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call (562) 697-6074. Presentation to cover air pollution WHITTIER – The South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold an informational meeting about air pollution at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Los Nietos Community and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave. Learn ways to improve the protection of your family from air pollution. Refreshments will be served, and a Spanish-language translation will be provided. For more information, call (800) 288-7664. La Leche League schedules meeting WHITTIER – La Leche League will host a meeting at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11345 Miller Road. League officials will provide information on breast-feeding, how to start breast-feeding and how to continue nursing after returning to work. Mothers, mothers-to-be and babies are welcome. La Leche League is a nonprofit organization that offers free support on all aspects of breast-feeding. For more information, call (562) 448-9226. City 5k run/walk registration open SANTA FE SPRINGS – Residents are needed to participate in a 5k run/walk at 8 a.m. April 14 at the Lake Center Athletic Fields, 11641 Florence Ave., organizers said. The walk is part of the city’s 50th anniversary celebration. The cost to register is $10 for residents before Tuesday; $15 on the day of the event. Cost for non-residents is $20. For more information, visit www.santafesprings.org. College to hold festival for writers WHITTIER – “Writes of Spring,” a festival for writers, will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18 and April 19 at the Wray Theatre at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The event will feature local professionals and outstanding Rio Hondo College writers. It is hosted by the communications department at Rio Hondo College. For more information, visit www.riohondo.edu. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Traditional dance featured in recital WHITTIER – “Mexico en la Piel,” a folklorico recital, will be performed at 5 p.m. April 14 at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. The recital will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Mexican folklorico dance program offered through the city’s Community Services Department. It will feature students performing traditional dances from various regions of Mexico, accompanied by the mariachi group Voz de America.
A California State University, Dominguez Hills music professor known for his humor, his leadership skills and his love of the campus that served as his professional home has died. Rodney Butler, a 60-year-old Redondo Beach resident, unexpectedly died at home on Nov. 27. The cause of death is believed to be heart failure. Butler “was one of our best,” university President Mildred Garcia said this week. Born Sept. 26, 1947, Butler grew up in El Monte, later moving to the South Bay and attending Carson High. After a short stint in the Army – during which he served in Texas and Okinawa, Japan, and won a composer of the year award – he earned a bachelor’s degree from Dominguez Hills in 1973. Campus colleagues remembered him for his vision, leadership and an ability to foster fluid relationships between faculty and administration. “(Butler) contributed in countless ways,” anthropology professor Jerry Moore said. “He was a constant champion of academic freedom, educational excellence and human decency.” At home Butler was known for his tireless efforts on behalf of his three children. Son Andrew, 29, of Maryland remembered that his dad “always went the extra mile for us was always there for us and encouraged us to discover life.” Oldest son Ben Butler, 34, of Dallas recalled frequently playing music and sports with his dad, a gifted home chef who cooked for his kids and taught them to cook for themselves. “He made growing up fun and easy,” Ben said. “He believed you get to know a culture through their food, and he took it to another level with his cooking. “He taught us everything he knew about life and philosophy. He encouraged us to read and educate ourselves. There’s not enough I can say about him. He was a one-of-a-kind individual.” In addition to his two sons, Butler is survived by a daughter, Amanda Fagan of Lake Elsinore; a brother, Dennis of Costa Mesa; and two granddaughters. Donations are being accepted in Butler’s name to the CSUDH Department of Music, which will establish a memorial scholarship for students majoring in jazz or composition. A small memorial service for Butler is planned for noon Friday on campus. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThen spending a year studying in Norway at the University of Oslo and the Musikhogskolen, Butler went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees in music theory and composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He headed the music department at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., and served as music faculty and fine arts division chair at Brookhaven Community College in Dallas before joining Dominguez Hills in 1991. Ever since, Butler chaired the local university’s music department, where he was instrumental in building a recording arts program. He was a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. “He was into music pretty much from the beginning,” recalled brother Dennis Butler, 65, of Costa Mesa, further describing his sibling as an accomplished golfer, someone who never met a stranger and the guy who “always had a joke.” “He had that gift to see the humor in darn near anything,” Dennis Butler added. “He was one of those people that if he was here and you came by, within about 20 minutes you’d feel like he was your old friend. He was just that type of guy.” Butler also chaired the Academic Senate and the Division of Performing, Visual and Digital Arts.
MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THREATENING TO KILL 96 YEAR OLD BUNCRANA WOMANMAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THREATENING TO KILL 96 YEAR OLD BUNCRANA WOMAN
A 48 year old man has been charged with burglary and threatening to kill 96 year old Buncrana woman Margaret Lilly.The robbery of Margaret ‘Greta’ Lilly shocked the nation when she was robbed at her home in Aghilly on January 5th last.Ms Lilly, a widow, was admitted to hospital after her ordeal. A substantial amount of cash was taken from Ms Lilly’s house during the raid.Thomas Alcock, who had recently returned from living in the UK, today appeared on court in Cloverhill charged with the incident.Alcock, of no fixed abode, had been arrested after the incident and was staying at a hotel in the county but was later released without charge.He will appear in court again on Wednesday.Following the raid, the people of Buncrana and further afield rallied behind the local woman.A fund was set up in her name by local councillor Ciaran McLaughlin while numerous offers were also made to the well-known woman.She is now living back at home and is set to be settling back in well after her ordeal.MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND THREATENING TO KILL 96 YEAR OLD BUNCRANA WOMAN was last modified: February 26th, 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:buncranacourtMargaret LillyThomas Alcock
ALL SUPPORTERS INVITED TO FINN HARPS AGM THIS SUNDAYALL SUPPORTERS INVITED TO FINN HARPS AGM THIS SUNDAY
The Annual General Meeting of Finn Harps will be taking place this Sunday 3rd March in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey at 8pm.The 2012 audited accounts will be presented to shareholders and questions will be invited from the floor.The club also wish to inform ALL supporters that an open meeting will follow at 8.45 sharp. We would be grateful if everyone with an interest in the club could make an make an effort to attend as the board will be advising on plans for the forthcoming season. An important progress report on new stadium development will also be delivered with regards to time scale for completion, and what the club will be doing to bring this vital project to conclusion. ALL SUPPORTERS INVITED TO FINN HARPS AGM THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 1st, 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:Finn Harps AGM
DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURESDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES
Donegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 1 Kildrum Tigers 3Kildrum ensured their position in the Premier League with a hard fought win in the Greenbrae. They hit the front on the half hour mark when Oran Higgins curled his right footed shot into the top corner from 20 yards. Kildrum could have doubled their advantage on numerous occasions on the lead up to half time only for Shaun Mc Brearty to keep Lifford in the game. Straight from the restart Damien Crossan put Kildrum further ahead as he headed home a Shane Brown cross from the right wing. Lifford gradually crept back into the game and got their rewards when Ross Porter scored on the hour mark. Lifford continued to press and almost got an equaliser following good efforts from David Gethins and Porter. Reece Laird sealed the game for Kildrum on the 85th minute following a counter attack and calmly finished. Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 3 Donegal Town Reserves 1Erne Wanderers hosted local rivals Donegal Town on Wednesday evening at the Lakeside Centre and came out on top in a fiercely contested battle. The host’s got off to the perfect start when Mark Dorrian was fouled out on the left wing and Barry Mulligan swung over a peach of a cross to the back post where Diarmuid Slevin ghosted in to head home. Donegal fought like tigers and were making life difficult for Erne without really causing any problems for Peter Boyle in nets. Erne got a second on thirty one minutes when David Dorrian put in a cross from the right and Sticky Ward headed home to give the home side some breathing space. Donegal got a lifeline on the hour mark when Joe Laverty hit a cross come shot across the box and it deflected to Ted Bustard who scrambled home from two yards out. Donegal had their tails up now and were snapping away at Erne but the host’s are made of strong stuff these days and regrouped and found a third on seventy minutes when Mulligan burst through and when the keeper saved he then found Ward with a pin point cross and he nodded in his second of the game. Erne held out quite comfortably in the end for three precious points. Best for Erne were Ward, Dorrian and Slevin, Joe Laverty for Donegal. Referee: John Coyle.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 6 Fintown Harps 1Castlefin ran out convincing winners on Wednesday evening over Fintown. The hosts started the brighter and took the lead through JP Malley. Fintown responded immediately and equalised through Liam Mc Devitt. Malley again gave Castlefin the lead when he tapped home a cross from the right on the stroke of half time. The second half continued with the home side dominating throughout with goals from Brian Dooher, a Matthew O’Rourke brace and Malley completed his hat trick. Referee: Michael MulhernOld Orchard Saturday Division OneOrchard F.C. 3 Arranmore United 1 Orchard picked up the three points following a tough battle with a determined and youthful Arranmore side. The Islanders started brightly and took a deserved lead through Chris Mc Glanaghey who capitalised on a misdirected clearance to score from close range. Orchard began to settle into the game and should have equalised when Niall Bonner crossed for Ciaran Gibson at the back post but he headed over the bar. Gibson atoned for his earlier miss when in an almost identical situation he made no mistake to head home at the back post with Charlie Creevy providing the assist. The second half was end to end stuff with both sides coming close. Arranmore were unlucky not to take the lead when the striker had his shot brilliantly knocked on to the outside of the post by keeper Tommy Mc Laughlin. Orchard took the lead with 20 minutes to go when Bonner scored a twenty five yard shot to the top corner. With Orchard now 2-1 up, Arranmore pushed men forward to find the equaliser but the Orchard defence held firm. As Arranmore were now throwing caution to the wind it was ultimately their downfall as they were leaving themselves short at the back. Orchard extended their lead when Bonner’s shot from the edge of the box was spilled by the Arranmore keeper into the path of the inrushing Gibson who made no mistake from five yards. Barney Mc Menamin came agonizingly close to scoring a wonder goal when Bonner’s deep cross found him in space, he met the ball with a fantastic volley which came back of the underside of the crossbar. Final score Orchard 3 Arranmore 1. Two good battling team performances from both sides.St. Catherines Reserves 5 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 0St Catherine’s started brightest and had Castlefin under pressure from the kick off. Caolan Beirne opened the scoring for the Saints after five minutes with a finish from close range. Stephen Muirhead found the net on twenty three minutes with a tap in from a Brian Smith flick on and Brandon McGinley added another goal on the stroke of half time. The second half started with the Saints picking up from where they left off in the first half and putting Castlefin under pressure. Andrew Mc Morrow got on the score sheet after sixty seven minutes and added another on seventy eight minutes. Referee: Barry HunterErne Wanderers 5 Glencar Celtic 1 Erne Wanderers hosted Glencar Celtic at the Lakeside Centre on Saturday in very windy conditions. With Glencar winning the toss and opting to play with the wind it was backs to wall stuff for Erne for most of the first half. A great rearguard performance limited Celtic to only a few half chances without troubling Peter Boyle, indeed it was Erne who created the better chances in that half with Mulligan and Ward just off target. The second half began with Erne on the front foot and they missed a glorious chance when Ward fired over with only the keeper to beat. It looked like they would rue that miss when Cathal Gallagher fired the league leaders in front on sixty minutes from inside the box. That strike seemed to wake up Erne and they responded brilliantly when Micheal Mc Neely scored straight from a corner on sixty five minutes and Sticky Ward put them in front five minutes later when he was first to react when Mulligan’s free kick came back of the bar to side foot home. It was all the home team now and they were relentlessly pressing Glencar and turning over possession and Ward put them two ahead on seventy two minutes when he hit a shot from outside the box and it curled into the top corner. Ward then completed his hat-trick on eighty four minutes when Dolan found him inside the box. David Dolan then added the fifth in injury time when he headed home from Alan Russell’s cross. Great performance from Wanderers with everyone from one to eleven putting in a shift but Ryan O’Brien at centre back and Sticky Ward up front were immense with Ray Quinn doing a solid job at the back for Glencar. Referee: Martin Mc Anneny.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Glenree United Reserves 0It’s was the final game of the season and a must win for Fintown. Both sides made great attempts at scoring but the wind had the upper hand. In the 64th minute Shan McMillan broke through the defence and he made no mistake in putting it in the back of the net. Team performance by both teams.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 2 Drumbar F.C. 1Cranford got the better of Drumbar in a game played in rough conditions. Cranford started well and took the lead after 15 minutes through Gerard Coyle who scored a header from a corner. The game was fairly even from then on and Drumbar equalised in the last 15 minutes after their striker chipped the helpless keeper. With the game looking like it was heading for a draw Danny Mc Bride got the winner after a well worked goal. Best for Cranford Paddy Mc Geever, Danny Mc Bride and Odhran Coll.Tullyvinney Rovers 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 4Keadue came out on top in a hard fought battle in Killygordan and in doing so, clinched the Glencar Inn Division Two title. A weakened home side started the brighter and showed an attacking threat with Redmond Doherty coming close following good work from Paul-gaze Mc Nulty and Joel Cromie down the right. Rovers were proving a real threat throughout the half but without converting their superiority into goals they were always going to be made pay. Tullyvinney were dealt a sucker punch when Conor Greene found himself free on the edge of the box and rifled the ball into the bottom corner of Eamon Connaghan’s goal with only Keadue’s second attempt on target in the 1st half.The second half saw Tullyvinney pick up where they left off and 10 minutes into the half Cromie was taken down in the box for a penalty to the Rovers. Dermot Shiels stepped up only to see his penalty saved by the Keadue keeper. From the resulting corner Shiels almost made amends with a superb header going narrowly over the bar. Keadue doubled their lead 20 minutes into the half with a long ball over the top finding Luke Neely who cooly finished. The visitors were now in control of the game and cruising when Adam Neely added a third with a superbly executed lob from the half way line. The game was ended as a contest when Luke Neely latched onto another ball over the top and finished well past the advancing Connaghan and in doing so Keadue showed why they are league winners. Tullyvinney got a late consolation goal through Matthew Grant with a brilliant finish from a narrow angle.Referee: George ClintonMilford United Reserves 2 Mulroy Celtic 2The spoils were shared in a game with nothing to play for at Tri a Lough. Milford with the wind at their back started much brighter and created a few chances before Ciaran Blaney opened the scoring on fifteen minutes. Milford went two up after Connor Meakin supplied a fantastic cross and JJ Fleming headed home. Right on half time Milford got caught in possession and Micheal Sweeney was played in to grab his first. With the wind in Mulroy’s favour in the second half Milford came under pressure straight away and Sweeney grabbed his second on sixty minutes. Mulroy had a few chances to take the lead but were denied by some last ditch defending. Lee Burke had a great chance with five minutes left to take the points with a one on one with Mulroy stand in keeper Eamon Sweeney but failed to hit the target.ReportsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 1 Rathmullan Celtic 1Rathmullan travelled to Lifford in search of a point to ensure their safety in the Premier league. They started strong and got their rewards on 20 minutes as Ryan Mc Cullagh hit the net from 20 yards. Half time score 0-1 in favour of Rathmullan. Lifford came more into the game as the 2nd half progressed and got back on terms as Ross Porter scored on the hour mark. Both sides went in search of a winner but the points where shared, full time score 1-1.Milford United 2 Donegal Town 3Milford United suffered a defeated at home to Donegal Town after this match was switched to Rathmullan. Benny Byrne put the visitors ahead on 15 minutes scoring from 5 yards after Milford failed to clear. It was 2-0 on 40 minutes when Dan McHugh made a great run from 30 yards, beating four Milford men, and driving home for a good individual goal. At the start of the second half Milford scored after 17seconds following good work by Cathal Mc Gettigan, Peter Doherty, Joey Cullen and Lee Burke. From the kick-off Cathal Mc Gettigan stole the ball and drove home from 18 yards on 41seconds to get Milford back in the game. As the game looked destined for a share of the spoils Donegal Town scored on 80 minutes when a shot was deflected in by Jamie Heena. A good hard fought contest by both teams. Referee: Vincent McLaughlin.Kildrum Tigers 0 St. Catherines 1St. Catherines visited Station Road on Sunday afternoon and returned through the gap with all three points. With the League Title already sitting in the Emerald Park Trophy Cabinet Brian Dorrian’s men had little pressure to contend with but so determined are they that they will want to complete their season undefeated, a record only Glenea United can now deny them after this successful journey to St. Johnston. The Brian Mc Cormick Cup Final also awaits the Killybegs men while Kildrum’s Tigers will now be looking forward to next season after a successful return to Junior Football where they acquitted themselves well among the League’s elite.Cranford United 2 Drumoghill F.C. 4Drumoghill secured Runners-Ups spot while Cranford United will be relegated to Division One after this match at Cranford Park. John O’ Kane put Drumoghill ahead with the first of his hat-trick on fifteen minutes. Richie Moore added a second on the half hour to extend the advantage. Cranford pulled a goal back through Jay Dee ten minutes before the interval. O’ Kane got his second on sixty five minutes and added his third on eighty as Arthur Lynch split those two with a goal for Cranford on seventy two minutes.Watson Hire Division OneDunkineely Celtic 4 Keadue Rovers 2Dunkineely finished a disappointing season with a home victory over Keadue. Keadue had the better of the first half and took the lead on 15 minutes when Adrian Hanlon fired home a fine strike from 20yds. They doubled their lead on 35 minutes when a speculative long range effort from Luke Neely eluded the home keeper. Dunkineely responded well and pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time when James Byrne beat several players on a mazy run and slotted past the keeper. Dunkineely dominated the second half and created a number of chances. Adrian Nesbitt equalised on the hour mark firing home at the second attempt after the keeper saved his first effort. Paul Murrin on his 26th birthday added two late goals to give Dunkineely the victory. Referee: Brian O’KaneCastlefin Celtic 3 Whitestrand United 0Castlefin won the league at home after taking all three points against Whitestrand. JP Malley had a great chance to put Castlefin ahead after two minutes, a one on one with Strand keeper, who made a great save with his legs. Whitestrand kept pressing looking for the break through forcing Anthony O’Hagan into two good saves. Castlefin broke the deadlock on the 26th minute, a goal mouth scramble in the Strand box, Kieran Brennan got the final touch to tap it over the line. Castlefin doubled their lead at the start of the second half JP Malley rolled the ball over the line from 6 yards. Castlefin sealed the win when Darragh Redmond slotted home from inside the box with ten minutes remaining. Referee: Paddy Duffy.ResultsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 1 v 3 Kildrum TigersOld Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 3 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 6 v 1 Fintown HarpsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneOrchard F.C. 3 v 1 Arranmore UnitedSt. Catherines Reserves 5 v 0 Castlefin Celtic ReservesErne Wanderers 5 v 1 Glencar CelticFintown Harps AFC 1 v 0 Glenree United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 2 v 1 Drumbar F.C.Tullyvinney Rovers 1 v 4 Keadue Rovers ReservesMilford United Reserves 2 v 2 Mulroy CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 1 v 1 Rathmullan CelticMilford United 2 v 3 Donegal TownKildrum Tigers 0 v 1 St. CatherinesCranford United 2 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneDunkineely Celtic 4 v 2 Keadue RoversCastlefin Celtic 3 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedFixturesWednesday 06-05-2015Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v St. Catherines Reserves (6.45)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Cranford United Reserves (6.45)Saturday 09-05-2015 K.O. 4 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneDonegal Town Reserves v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersDowntown Cup Semi-FinalsOrchard F.C. v Glencar Celtic (Ballyare)Castlefin Celtic Reserves v Erne Wanderers (Curragh)Sunday 10-05-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town v Kildrum TigersSt. Catherines v Glenea UnitedCranford United v Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic v Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Castlefin CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 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:Donegal League