The way out of the COVID-19 emergency is still very long, but Italy has been wishing for days to enter ‘phase 2’, that it will start from May 4 and that, little by little and with great caution, it will reopen the country. There are reasons to think about taking a step forward: yesterday there was the lowest percentage of infected people on the tests carried out since the epidemic began, 6.1%.Soccer also plans to return, although there is still a lot of controversy around it: several presidents claim that the season is over (all involved in the fight to avoid relegation), there are tensions between the Olympic Committee and the Federation, virologists give negative opinions (although Rezza said yesterday that “in a month it could be played”) and there is also an ethical debate. Many criticize footballers being screened for COVID-19 when normal people and even doctors have to wait weeks at best. The arrival of serological tests, which should spread throughout the country from May, could change the scenario. They are quick tests, fundamental also in the protocol that the scientific committee of the federation discussed yesterday with the soccer authorities.The idea is to return from May 4 with “permanent and mandatory” concentrations in hotels or club structures for Series A teams (while Series B and C will have more time to organize). The players, after having undergone the inevitable COVID-19 exams, They will train individually during the first week, and then gradually return to group work, being isolated from the outside and thus reducing all risks.The objective of the federation, which next week will illustrate its protocol to the Government (everything is pending your approval) is to start with the semifinals of the Italian Cup return at the end of May and then recover the Serie A matches: 124 are missing and would be distributed for around two months, thus leaving free space for European competitions, which could also be held in August. There is a lot of work to be done, but several Calcio managers are optimistic: in a month and a half, perhaps, the ball will roll.
View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES “We’re very excited to have Sven on board,” he said.“With his reputation, experience and knowledge, there’s no question he can help the team reach the next level. There were a lot of countries and clubs interested in Sven’s services but we were able to sell him the idea of leaving a legacy here in the Philippines.”The Swedish coach has already met the team during the recent camp in Doha, Qatar.Palami said he sees no problem with Eriksson and Cooper working together.“This is going to be a great learning experience as he handles the team,” said Palami.ADVERTISEMENT Irish coach Scott Cooper, who handled the team in the last two matches, will remain with the Azkals, joining forces with Eriksson, whom he worked with during their time at Leicester City from 2010 to 2011.Eriksson, whose vast coaching resume also includes stints in Italy, Portugal, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and most recently, China, is the most high-profile hiring yet for the Azkals.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“We will pull out all the stops just to achieve our goals,” said Palami.The Azkals boss said Eriksson’s hiring shows how serious the Azkals are in making history in the next two tournaments. Dan Palami and Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson.Boosting its braintrust in anticipation for two important tournaments in the coming months, the Philippines has hired Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson, who managed European powerhouse England in the 2006 World Cup.Azkals manager Dan Palami told the Inquirer that Eriksson, 70, has agreed to terms for an initial six-month engagement with room for an extension, which means the veteran coach will be handling the Azkals in the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and the AFC Asian Cup in January.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
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When South Korea won last year’s Games, Mount Gariwang in Jeongseon was one of the few summits big enough to provide the 800-meter (2,600-foot) vertical drop required for a downhill skiing venue under International Ski Federation rules.There was one problem: it is in a forest conservation area.Organizers secured a temporary opt-out from the forestry ministry — enraging green campaigners — with a promise to restore the site to woodland after the event.But its future is in dispute as residents of Jeongseon, a former coal town whose last mine closed in 2004, demand that authorities go back on their word and keep the $170-million facilities as a tourist attraction.This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows protest banners demanding the site’s development at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, where downhill skiing events were held during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)According to Choi Moon-soon, governor of eastern Gangwon province, reforestation would cost as much as building the slopes in the first place.“I had expected the Olympic legacy would attract many visitors here and stimulate our local economy, which is stagnant,” said local businessman Kim Chang-young, 52, who regularly joins the protests.He feels “betrayed” since the Games, he told AFP, with “hardly any visitors” coming to Jeongseon.A hotel that opened there last year was offering rooms in January at an 83 percent discount.And the area’s biggest resort Yongpyong, where slalom events were held, has seen fewer visitors this December and January than two years ago.Frozen in time Visitors have been banned from the $100-million Pyeongchang Olympic Sliding Centre since March after Gangwon authorities mothballed it to avoid estimated maintenance costs of 1.25 billion won ($1.1 million) a year.It is the only facility of its kind in the country, forcing South Korea’s bobsleigh and skeleton national teams to train in Canada instead.The Gangneung Oval, where the speed skating was held, is also unattended with no scheme identified for its future.As planned, the pentagonal arena that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies have been dismantled, with an Olympic museum due to open in the main stand.Some venues are in occasional use: the Gangneung Hockey Centre hosted a three-day national ice hockey tournament in December after lying idle for eight months, and it is holding two international competitions this week.This picture taken on January 24, 2019 shows a general view of the Gangneung Oval, where the speed skating was held during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)But with no professional ice hockey league in South Korea, it is unclear how often the $95-million center will welcome spectators.Meanwhile, the Gangneung Ice Arena, which hosted the figure skating and short-track speed skating, has been used for concerts — but only twice.A study by the government’s Korea Development Institute on the sliding center, the Oval and the hockey center is due to report in June, a sports ministry official told AFP, including on upkeep costs and who should pay them.Ordinary South Koreans have been left bewildered by the lack of progress.“The government should have had a long-term plan to use the Olympic venues,” said Han Hyung-seob, 37, a startup founder who took his family on a visit to Pyeongchang. “After they invested a large amount of money, abandoning these facilities because it costs too much to maintain is beyond understanding as a South Korean.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russell Westbrook’s 7th straight triple-double leads OKC past Magic Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows a dummy South Korean bobsleigh team at a photo zone at the Olympic Plaza in Pyeongchang. – Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)Just one year after the world’s best skiers and skaters gathered in South Korea to compete for Olympic gold, many of the venues stand empty, with arguments mounting over their future and upkeep costs.The country built six sports centers and a ceremonial stadium from scratch for the 2018 Winter Olympics and renovated six existing facilities at a total cost of $800 million.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The construction bonanza was supposed to boost one of the poorest and least populated regions of Asia’s fourth-largest economy.But hopes of a tourism boom have gone unfulfilled in a nation where bobsleigh and luge were largely unheard-of before the Olympics and participation in winter sports remains limited.The risk of white elephants is a perennial issue for the Winter Games and the International Olympic Committee has struggled to find contenders willing to take on the burden.There were only two candidates in the final round for the 2022 Games that ultimately went to Beijing, and after a series of withdrawals only two are bidding for 2026, Milan and Stockholm.Forest slump ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But today only the occasional elderly stroller passes through the Olympic park in Gangneung, where the cavernous speed-skating arena stands dark and ice-less.The sliding center in Pyeongchang, where South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin won Asia’s first Olympic skeleton gold, is locked with barriers blocking road access.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd protesters are demanding that a downhill ski slope site be developed into a resort and not, as promised, returned to nature.South Korea also spent more than $10 billion on infrastructure before the Games, including a high-speed railway from Seoul to Gangneung, 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital. 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Dear Editor,President Granger has once again proven to the world that he is a Burnhamite dictator and he is going to rule this country as an autocratic leader. Success or failure of that style of leadership would depend on whether the established entities allow it and, the final say which rests in the hands of the people. So far, most of the established bodies are giving him stout resistance as well as educated advice, while the people of this country are eagerly awaiting their say come next election. Either way, he will fail because autocrats or dictators – whatever your call them – cannot succeed in a democratic society.In this regard, I shall delve into the most recent of decisions taken by the President. In his latest pronouncement, Granger in his usual autocratic style had submitted two names for appointment to fill the positions in the Judiciary that is the Chancellor of the Judiciary and the Chief Justice. These two positions were sent to the Leader of The Opposition for his immediate approval. He had submitted two names: Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Chief Justice and Chancellor respectively. The Leader of the Opposition rejected the names, stating that he needed more time to study the two appointees.At first glance, one could have that rush-to-judgment approach in saying that the Opposition Leader is playing politics or the usual delay tactics of stifling the smooth process of the justice system, but is this the case? This is certainly not the case, and Article 127 of the Constitution is on the side of the Opposition Leader where it expressly states that the President “must concur” or come to an agreement with his Opposition colleague. Mr Granger is not about meaningful consultation and the arrival at mutually acceptable personalities, he is all about himself and what he wants to see done in the Judiciary. It is a situation where he wants total control of the judicial arm of government. The Judiciary is the last bastion of hope for our nation’s democracy and equal justice, and we are not about to give it all up to Granger. We are going to resist it at all costs.Now, the President has been clever in his submission of the two names, offering the two as a “package”, one being an acceptable individual, Mrs Cummings-Edwards, while the other, Mr Benjamin is the unacceptable one. His is the subtle way of getting his guy selected to the high office.So, why foist Mr Benjamin on us is the question and the answer goes without saying he is on a drive to have another “yes man” on his list of appointed persons, those whom he can manipulate and control into decisions for his own narrow political purposes. This is not going to happen in view of the fact that the Bar Association has come out condemning these unilateral decisions of Mr Granger.Finally, Guyana has had its fill where illegal appointments, unilateral appointments, the trampling of the Constitution and all forms of illegalities from this government are concerned. We are at the crossroads where good governance is concerned. The voices of reason must ring out! The time is now!Respectfully submitted,Neil Adams
Mourinho’s future at United is also in doubt with the Red Devils languishing in 10th in the Premier League, nine points off rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, just nine games into the new season.However, the Portuguese batted away a series of questions from Spanish and Italian journalists on whether a Real return would interest him at Old Trafford on Monday, highlighting that he signed an extended contract just this year till 2020.“No, I’m happy here. I’m happy to see my contract out to the very last day of that contract and I would like to stay after my contract ends,” said Mourinho. “All I’m thinking about is Manchester United.”Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford for just the second time since he left United to join Madrid for a world record fee in 2009.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner made his name in Manchester, but showed no mercy on his last visit when he and Mourinho teamed up to dump United out of the Champions League in 2013.And Mourinho is well aware of the challenge he faces in setting up a defence that has conceded 16 times in the Premier League already this season to stop the top scorer in the Champions League for the past six seasons.“He is one of the best players of all time,” added Mourinho. “It’s as simple as that.”– Juve ‘more than a contender’ –After winning seven straight Italian titles, Juventus splashed 112 million euros ($129 million) on a 33-year-old Ronaldo to take them one step further in Europe and deliver a first Champions League title for 23 years.And Mourinho believes Italian champions are the favourites to win this year’s competition.“For the last five years or so they’ve been real contenders to win the title. They’ve been to a couple of finals, they’ve won Scudetti on the trot and they have a really special player, who makes a real difference as well.“As far as I’m concerned, Juventus are more than just a contender this season to win the Champions League.”Mourinho was encouraged by his side’s second-half reaction in coming from behind in a 2-2 against Chelsea on Saturday, despite the disappointment of conceding a 96th-minute equaliser.And Romelu Lukaku called on United to start games with the same intensity they have finished in recent weeks having also turned around a 2-0 deficit to beat Newcastle 3-2 before the international break.“The first half we just started slow. No initiative on the ball and no movement,” said the Belgian striker.“Then in the second half we did everything we said we wanted to do in the first half. We do it always in the second half and that’s why we come back to get great results.“But now the key is to start games how we start them in the second half, and maintain it as much as we can.”Both sides have been dealt injury blows with Alexis Sanchez missing for United, while Juventus travelled without Sami Khedira and Mario Mandzukic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unimpressed: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to field unwanted questions about a return to Real Madrid © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 22 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave short shrift when quizzed on the possibility of a sensational return to Real Madrid as he prepares for a reunion with one of his old pupils, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.A run of five games without a win has left Real boss Julen Lopetegui on the brink of the sack just four months after accepting the thankless task of replacing Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu after three straight Champions League titles.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFor while Democrats will allow anyone now registered as an independent, decline-to-state-party-affiliation voter to cast a ballot in their presidential primary, Republicans will not. Their frequently expressed philosophy of primary voting is that only Republicans should have a voice in choosing Republican candidates. Meanwhile, even a quick look at the latest voter registration figures shows that decline-to-state is by far the fastest growing category of California voters. During the four years since the last presidential primary voting, Democratic voter rolls in California have dropped 124,000, while Republicans lost 224,000. Both parties are down about one percentage point in their portion of the state’s voters – roughly 43 percent for Democrats today and about 34 percent for Republicans. But decline-to-state voters are up by 496,000, now amounting to almost 20 percent of all California voters, compared with 16percent four years ago. Secretary of State Debra Bowen suggests that the total of registered voters is up only about 100,000 during this time span due to better tracking and removal of deadwood from the rolls, eliminating voters who have died or simply have no record of casting ballots over multiple elections. Want a clue to how the November elections will turn out, at least in California? The best thing to do is check out the vote totals for each political party in February’s presidential primary. For it is a well-established pattern of political behavior that voters who cast ballots in the primary election of either major political party will almost always vote for that party’s nominee in the fall runoff election that follows. That’s one reason the welcoming policy of California’s state Democratic Party will likely assure that this state stays in the Democratic column in the fall. But it’s the rise in decline-to-states that is most important. This category has even picked up voters at the expense of fringe parties like the Greens (who lost 30,000 of their previous 166,000 registrants) and the Libertarians (down 21,000 from their previous 82,600). If you add the losses in the enrollments of all the parties, they just about add up to the gains among decline-to-states. This suggests a growing alienation of voters from all existing parties. But disaffected voters can’t go to a party of their own, so it behooves the existing parties to do whatever they can to woo them over. That’s what Democrats are doing by letting anyone registered decline-to-state to walk into his or her polling place and get a Democratic ballot. If independent voters then feel they’ve had some voice in selecting the Democratic candidate – even if their choice isn’t the eventual nominee – historical patterns strongly suggest they’ll vote Democratic again in the fall. Since Democrats already enjoy a 1.4 million voter plurality over Republicans in California, this means the Republicans’ task is about to get harder. Given all this, it’s hard to see why Republicans would be so exclusionary. But the state GOP has not seriously considered letting outsiders vote in its presidential primary since the U.S. Supreme Court early in this decade threw out the former “blanket” primary voting system in a decision resulting from a lawsuit filed by both major parties. The blanket system created by a ballot initiative in 1996 saw all candidates listed together, with voters of all parties able to vote for whichever candidate they liked, regardless of party. The big parties felt this allowed too much potential for mischief, with voters able to cross over and select a weak candidate for the party they don’t like. The new reality, then, is that Democrats are seeking to convert decline-to-states into de facto Democrats, even if those voters don’t want the appellation. Meanwhile, Republicans are essentially thumbing their noses at the decline-to- states. As a result, Democratic candidates will likely rack up a February vote margin in California over Republicans even greater than their plurality among registered voters. If this happens, Republicans might as well forget about any possibility of wresting California away from the Democrats this fall for the first time since 1988. The presidential vote will also likely carry over into legislative and congressional contests. So if they end up faring poorly, Republicans ought to look inward and blame their own tight-fisted, exclusionary policy for a large part of the problem. Tom Elias is author of “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition (e-mail: email@example.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A prisoner who escaped from Letterkenny Courthouse and went on the run has been caught, Donegal Daily can reveal.William Reilly fled in handcuffs after he jumped over a barrier while appearing in court on January 29th last in broad daylight. The 25-year-old from Letterkenny hid in garden sheds as Gardai launched a massive manhunt for him.However, Reilly is back behind bars after being stopped at a routine Garda checkpoint in Castlefin last night.The notorious criminal, who has 35 previous convictions, tried to flee from the car when stopped but was apprehended by Gardai.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station where he was held overnight before appearing at a special sitting of Sligo District Court this evening.Judge John Kilraine adjourned the case until Monday when Reilly will appear at Letterkenny District Court.Father-of-two Reilly, who is already serving an 11 month sentence from the circuit court, faces charges of assault and criminal damage.Exclusive: Escaped prisoner caught after being stopped at Garda checkpoint was last modified: March 10th, 2018 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:courtdonegalGardailetterkennyprisonerWilliam Reilly
Michael ‘Farmer’ Lynch was inspirational as Naomh Colmcille defeated Fanad to reach the IFC final. Pic by Geraldine Diver.Naomh Colmcille GAA Notes:The senior team created history at O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon when they reached the Intermediate Final for the first time in the club’s history. A tremendous performance throughout the match gave the lads a deserved victory with an 11 point margin at the end.Michael Lynch got the Red and Whites off to a great start in the opening minute with a point from a 45. Fanad’s first effort resulted in a wide, and Naomh Colmcille followed suit with a couple of wides of their own. A long range Michael Lynch free after a foul on Gerard Curran doubled the advantage. The next Fanad attack ended with another wayward shot. Willie Gillespie went on a probing run towards goal, but Mark Dowds was unable to convert the pass from a very tight angle. Eddie Gillespie was off target with an effort but was to make amends later in the half. The next effort came to his brother William who got a touch to the ball to knock it past Paul O’Connor in the Fanad goals, only for a defender to get back to clear the ball before it had crossed the line. Joe Donaghy got Naomh Colmcille’s third point midway through the half, when he scored a pointed free after he had been fouled. Another wide was registered for Naomh Colmcille before a lengthy delay due to an injury to one of the Fanad players. Michael Lynch stroked over another long range free on resumption of play before Fanad Gaels finally raised a white flag in the 22nd minute. Another pointed free from Joe Donaghy and a point from Mark Dowds left the score at 0-1 to 0-6 in favour of Naomh Colmcille. Ryan McKinley won possession and Eddie Gillespie surged through the heart of the Fanad Gaels defence before firing an unstoppable shot to the net in the 25th minute. Fanad Gaels scored the final three points of the half, with another wide for Naomh Colmcille, leaving the score at the interval Fanad Gaels 0-4 1-6 Naomh Colmcille. A foul on Mark Dowds gave Joe Donaghy another opportunity with a free at the start of the second half, and Joe duly obliged to extend the lead to 6 points. Fanad wasted two placed ball opportunities before good play involving Willie Gillespie gave Joe Donaghy a scoring chance and he wisely fisted a point from a tight angle. Gary McDaid made a fine save to deny Fanad Gaels although a point resulted from the follow-up play. Joe Donaghy replied with another point. A Fanad pointed free was followed soon after by a Willie Gillespie point from a Michael Friel pass. The next Naomh Colmcille effort was waved wide. Fanad then got in for a goal to reduce the deficit to 4 points with 9 minutes remaining. The next Naomh Colmcille free was short, but any Fanad Gaels hopes of a comeback similar to last week were extinguished when Mark Dowds fired to the roof of the net as the game approached full time, sending the Red and White army wild in expectation of a first final appearance at the grade. There was still time for Don Hegarty to add a point, and another wide to be registered, before Conor Grant delivered the final blow with Naomh Colmcille’s third goal in stoppage time.Full time score Fanad Gaels 1-6 3-11 Naomh Colmcille.So Naomh Colmcille have an Intermediate final against Bundoran to look forward to in two weeks time, and it was a case of third time lucky having failed at the semi-final stage twice in recent years. Great credit goes to all the players and management for the outstanding performance in the replay, pushing on right from the first whistle to the last to ensure success. Well done also to all the supporters for getting behind the lads in such great numbers at O’Donnell Park yesterday.Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid, Ricky Hegarty, Alex Devenney, Michael Friel, Gerard Curran, Oran Hilley, Eddie Gillespie (1-0), Ciaran Devine, Michael Lynch (0-3, (0-2f, 0-1 45)), Willie Gillespie (0-1), Daniel Clarke, John Fullerton, Mark Dowds (1-1), Ryan McKinley, Joe Donaghy (0-5 (0-3 f)). Subs: Paul Friel, Don Hegarty (0-1), Conor Grant (1-0), Stephen Gallagher. Fanad Gaels: Paul O’Connor, Fergal Friel, Padraig Heraghty, Francis Sweeney, Ryan McGonagle, Cathal Martin, Mark Friel, Kevin McElwaine, Sean McElwaine, Brian McVeigh, Seamus Friel, Johnny Friel, Joseph Blaney, Michael Sweeny, Martin McAteer. Subs: Eoghan Carr, Ronan McAteer, Odhran ShielsThe reserves had no fixture this weekend.The U11s lost out to Naomh Padraig Muff in the Inishowen final on Friday evening at the Scarvey Buncrana.The U13s host Milford on Monday (12th) at 6:00 pm.The Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will take place on Saturday 14th November at the Halfway House in Burnfoot. This should be a great event so mark the date in your calendar now!There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP. Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be supdated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches. Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U21s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U13s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U11s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 9, 12, 14, 22, 23 and the winners are Steven Bonner, Peter and Stacey Doran and Tommy Harkin who win €25 each.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.FARMER PLOUGHS THE WAY FOR NAOMH COLMCILLE AS THEY BEAT FANAD TO REACH IFC FINAL was last modified: October 12th, 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:GAASport
1 Liverpool fans don’t know how to feel about Philippe Coutinho’s Anfield return.The Brazilian lines up at his former home this afternoon for the first time since his January move to Barcelona in an international friendly against Croatia. His name was greeted with boos from the Liverpool faithful when it was read out before kick-off, and most of his touches are getting similar treatment.Kenny Dalglish yesterday encouraged fans not to boo their ex-hero, who played more than 200 games for the Reds.He said: “I would hope that, if there are people there who are Liverpool fans, they would give Coutinho a good reception.“There may be people there who are upset that he’s left and they’re entitled to their opinion, but don’t turn up if all you want to do is boo people.”Some supporters disagreed. Scroll down for the best tweets.
5 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Chelsea and Liverpool meet for the second time in a week on Saturday after Eden Hazard dumped the Reds out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night – and it’s LIVE on talkSPORT!A moment of spectacular solo brilliance put an end to Liverpool’s 100% start to the season, however their perfect Premier League record remains in tact with six wins from six. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri suffered his first dropped points in English football at West Ham last Sunday as his side were held to a goalless draw.The Italian has not lost a league match since his Napoli team were beaten by Fiorentina on 29th April, almost five months ago.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to stretch their two point lead at the top of the Premier League and make an early statement in the title race. “I didn’t need that game to know about Eden, it was already clear before.“But no player is not defendable. They are difficult to defend. If you give Sadio Mane the ball in the wrong space then you cannot get him anymore as an opponent. It’s not possible.”Where can you listen?Chelsea vs Liverpool is LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 17:30. Click here for a live commentary stream of Chelsea vs LiverpoolTeam news Klopp felt he had Chelsea under control on Wednesday 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Zola hailed Hazard as one of the best in the world “Because I think that we have seen only 75, 80 per cent of his potential.“So I think that if he’s able to improve he will be the best in the world.”Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool manager): “I know exactly how good he is. Eden Hazard is a special player, obviously, and he enjoys these one-on-one situations or one versus two or three situations, he enjoys it. Liverpool are flying in the league Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Pedro remains out Both managers made eight changes to their starting elevens on Wednesday night and they are expected to return to full strength at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea winger Pedro is expected to miss out with a shoulder injury suffered in the Europa League victory over PAOK, while Antonio Rudiger is doubtful with a knock picked up against West Ham.Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns – Virgil Van Dijk should be fit to play despite coming off with a suspected rib injury in last week’s clash with Southampton.Confirmed teamsChelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.Subs: Fabregas, Barkley, Caballero, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Morata.Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Subs: Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Matip. What the managers are sayingMaurizio Sarri (Chelsea manager): “I think that he [Hazard] is for sure one of the best (players in the world), but I am absolutely convinced that he can improve.“If he’s able to improve during training maybe he will be able to use and serve at 100 per cent. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY RANKED huge blow 5 ADVICE Hazard was the difference on Wednesday BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware 5