Another schoolboy, in Kingston College and Harbour View midfielder Fabian Grant, has been added to the Reggae Boyz squad to face Honduras in a friendly international at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, USA on February 16 at 8:30 pm. Grant, who scored a spectacular goal from 20 yards to give Kingston College the lead in the Walker Cup final, which they won 2-0 by beating Jamaica College, joins Cornwall College’s and Montego Bay United’s Jourdaine Fletcher as the other schoolboy in the team. He replaces Alvas Powell. There is just one more change to the squad that played the USA on Friday, with Portland Timbers’ Andre Lewis coming in for Omar Holness. The rest of the squad reads: Romario Williams, Cory Burke, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kemar Lawrence, Sergio Campbell, Damion Lowe, Oneil Fisher, Andre Blake (GK), Ryan Thompson (GK), Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert, Dwayne Ambursley, Ladale Ritchie, Shamar Nicholson, Micheal Binns, Ewan Grandison and Rosario Harriot.
Philippines Football League club FC Meralco Manila will be facing stiff competition in its bid to keep stars Phil and James Younghusband in the squad as the mid-year transfer window opened this week.Two clubs, including newcomer San Miguel Davao Aguilas, have expressed interest in acquiring the Younghusband brothers, whose three-year deal with Meralco ends at the end of August.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Two clubs are interested, but they are still under contract with Meralco,” said a reliable source. “What’s important to them (Younghusband brothers) is that they can continue playing at a high level.”The Younghusband brothers have been with the Sparks since 2011, winning two trophies, including the UFL Cup in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’A source within Meralco said the club is ready to offer Phil and James a one-year deal.But the two clubs are reportedly offering a longer deal for the Younghusband brothers. Simone Rota, who recovered from a knee injury recently, is also reportedly beefing up the Aguilas, along with another Ceres player, Jorrel Aristorenas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH students strike gold It will cost AguilasThe transfer won’t be easy as it looks.With the transfer window closing on August 15, two weeks before their contract ends with Meralco, the Sparks could ask for a transfer fee for the two players.“The fee could go beyond P10 million (for the Younghusband brothers),” said the source.After going winless in its first 10 games of the season, Davao, which is owned by businessman Jefferson Cheng, is undergoing a massive roster upgrade with midfielders Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong heading to the Mindanao club from Global Cebu and Ceres-Negros respectively.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES
Senators Joseph and Tokpa.Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday (August 13) officially certificated Senators (Dr.) Henrique Flomo Tokpa of Bong County and Saah Hardy Joseph of Montserrado County as provided for by the New Elections Law of Liberia.At yesterday’s ceremony, Dr. Tokpa said that his duty at the Senate will not be tied around any selfish agenda, but the interest of the people of Bong County and the country at large.“I will do my best to demonstrate my sincere commitment to ensuring that my good dreams for Bong are fulfilled. I understand the challenges and the numerous difficulties associated with politics at all levels, but what I can assure the people of Bong is that with God on our side, we shall succeed,” he said amid a thunderous applause from the audience.He said contrary to Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor’s claim that he will oppose all of the ruling CDC’s plans for development or whatever, he has expressed his unflinching support to the Coalition and the opposition political parties for any agenda item that may seek to provide for the welfare of the nation.“I am a Liberian first, and a son of Bong County, second. Bong is a political sub-division of Liberia, and as such, my concern is to work for the common good of my country through this popular mandate from my fellow Bong County people. I will not be a disappointment to those who have reposed confidence and trust in me to serve,” Tokpa said.He defeated Representative Marvin Cole of the ruling CDC and four other contestants in the July 31 Senatorial By-elections in Bong County.He promised that his paramount concern is that harmony, through development, will be the overriding element in his political career.Saah Joseph, who won the Senatorial By-election while serving his role as sitting Representative of Montserrado District #13, promised to ensure that the delivery of basic social services for his people is not a day dream short of actuality.“It will be my commitment at all times to ensure that the companies operating in Montserrado are encouraged to provide the social corporate benefits that belong to the people,” Joseph said.He said that the quest, which took him to the House of Representatives is the same quest that drove him to the Upper House (Senate).“I am not into this business because I want everything for myself, my family and friends; not that I want any lion’s share of our country’s wealth, while the majority of our fellow citizens suffer. What I have sought and continue to seek is improved living condition for every citizen,” Senator Joseph said.He assured the people of Montserrado and the country at large that he will not fail to deliver on his promises.“It is my prayer that more funds are made available to all government ministries and agencies, so as to allow them do well for our country. We will continue to lobby for support to the education sector to allow our children learn under conducive conditions. We will always stand by the health sector as we have always done,” he reassured.While delivering the certificates to Tokpa and Joseph, NEC Chair, Cllr. Jerome Kokoya, called on the two senators not to let the hopes and aspirations of their people go down the drain.“In your able hands the people have entrusted their power. Use it wisely and deliver on your commitments as assured during political campaign days. Be the agents of change you would love to see in others that you will be serving,” Kokoya told the duo.He expressed gratitude that there was no complaint from anywhere accusing the Commission of any wrongdoing during the conduct of the By-elections in the two counties.With the certificates awarded, Tokpa and Joseph are now at liberty to begin their official duties at the House of Senate in keeping with the Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fifty-seven participants have graduated from a two-week aquaculture course facilitated by the Chinese Government.Graduates of the Overseas Training Course in Aquaculture TechnologyTheir enthusiasm was applauded by the Councillor of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana, Chen Xilai, in his closing remarks at the ceremony.The course came to an end on Monday following exercises which saw participants visiting the Sweet Water Aqua Farm at Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara and the Satyadeow Sawh Aquaculture Station at Mon Repos.Chen explained that the training was aimed at improving the integrated technology and management of aquaculture in Guyana, so as to promote industry development.He, however, said the experts from China including Professor Chen Jiayou from the Fujian Institute of Oceanography and Cao Jianmenj, Researcher from the Pearl River Aquaculture Research Institute, also learnt valuable information during the two-week training programme.Chen said with over 46 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, China stood ready to continue its support to Guyana in many areas, including education, agriculture, and technology. “Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, we have collaborated in the public health sector and recently agriculture sector; also we have frequent economic exchanges in business with the Private Sector …many Chinese businessmen are operating in Guyana,” Chen is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Chief Fisheries Officer Denzil Roberts urged the participants to use their knowledge to better themselves and their communities.He said officers from the Fisheries Department would visit and monitor the progress of participants in the various regions.The course was a collaboration between the Governments of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China. The participants came from the Private Sector, Government agencies, civil society, security services, the University of Guyana and the farming community.
Harry Kane has told talkSPORT he is hoping to be England’s number nine, as the Spurs striker prepares to head to the Euros with the Three Lions.The 22-year-old forward is seen as the favourite to be Roy Hodgson’s first-choice attacker this summer, having hit 46 league goals in the last two seasons with the Lilywhites.He has also netted four goals in just 10 appearances for England, and the majority view is that Kane is the best striker currently in the English game.However, Kane has been given no promises that he will lead the line, although he has made it clear he wants the chance of being known as England’s number nine.The young forward said: “I worked very hard to get into this position, but of course I want to be England’s number nine. I want to be starting for my country, as everyone else does, but we’ll see what happens.“I know I’ve got to keep working hard and trying to impress him [Roy Hodgson] in training and the friendlies coming up, and he’ll obviously pick whoever he feels deserves to start upfront.”Jamie Vardy has often played wide under Hodgson, and Daniel Sturridge is down the pecking order, meaning that the clear rival for Kane’s starting role as the central striker is Wayne Rooney.The Three Lions skipper has struggled in recent months upfront, and Kane was questioned about the veteran potentially starting in a midfield role this summer.He continued: “You’ve seen throughout his career that he’s not just a goalscorer; he can assist, he’s got a great pass on him.“That’s down to the manager, where he wants [people] to play and who he’s going to play. But if he’s playing, he’s got that ability to put balls in and switch play, and like I said, he’s got a great pass on him.“We’ll just have to see where he plays, and we’ll go from there.”
RANKED Getty How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won What is the team news?Nottm Forest: Pantilimon, Janko, Hefele, Fox, Robinson, Guedioura, Colback, Cash, Joao Carvalho, Osborn, GrabbanSubs: Watson, Steele, Goncalves, Dawson, Lolley, Darikwa, Gil DiasSheff Wed: Dawson, Baker, Lees, Thorniley, Fox, Onomah, Bannan, Marco Matias, Reach, Lucas Joao, NuhiuSubs: Pelupessy, Fletcher, Wildsmith, Kirby, Hector, Pudil, Preston Wednesday have picked up 10 points from a possible 12 smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware FOOTBALL LATEST 1 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Nottingham Forest will be looking to get into the winning habit when they entertain Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground.Forest spent big this summer but have had a frustrating start to the season having drawn five of their first seven games. possible standings impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade They will be hoping to convert some of those into wins, starting with the visit of Jos Luhukay’s inconsistent Owls.Following a poor start, Wednesday are now unbeaten in four and fought back from 2-0 down against Stoke at the weekend to snatch a point.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash is set for Wednesday, September 19.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Last season Wednesday won 3-0 here – and they’ve taken home all three points on their last four visits down the M1.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We have live commentary of this game on talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm.To listen, download our mobile app, tune in on your DAB radio or head to our web player.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The king called for a “relentless war on all the Takfiri schools, which embrace extremism, backwardness, isolation and darkness and are fed on the ignorance and naivete of simple people.” He said fatwas, or religious edicts, issued by such groups constitute a “threat on the society and its interests.” The appointment of a new premier came after Prime Minister Adnan Badran, 69, resigned earlier Thursday. A new Cabinet was likely to be named Sunday and would be sworn in the same day, a government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The change of government is part of general shake-up following the suicide bombings of three Amman hotels, which killed 63 people, including the bombers, and wounded hundreds. The blasts harmed Jordan’s reputation as one of the most stable countries in the Middle East. In his letter, Abdullah also instructed al-Bakhit to press ahead with democratic reforms initiated under his late father, King Hussein. Abdullah – who has allowed a relatively more liberal media to emerge and advocated wider freedoms for women – said such reforms are “not only a matter of choice, but a necessity for the new Jordan we aspire for.” He suggested al-Bakhit map out specific plans with timetables in line with a “national agenda” – a newly drafted set of guidelines for political and socio-economic reforms for the next 10 years. He urged ambitious programs to fight rampant poverty and unemployment and improve living conditions in his cash-strapped nation. He said the government must also press ahead with eradicating official bureaucracy, corruption and nepotism. Al-Bakhit, 58, was Jordan’s ambassador to Israel until six days after the bombings, when he was appointed to head the national security council. Government officials said the king may have chosen al-Bakhit due to his reputation as a tough former general. He also taught political science in a southern Jordanian university that trains army and police recruits. He is known to be a moderate politician, who is expected to embrace Abdullah’s policies of upholding the kingdom’s longtime alliance with the United States, strategic ties with Israel under a peace treaty signed in 1994 and close relations with other Arab countries, particularly one-time business associate Iraq. Al-Bakhit, a graduate of British and American universities, served in the army for 35 years until he retired with the rank of major general in 1999, according to a biography released by the palace press office. Al-Bakhit was Jordan’s ambassador to Turkey for three years until he was appointed ambassador to Israel in February. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan’s King Abdullah II appointed a new prime minister Thursday and urged him to launch an all-out war against Islamic militancy in the wake of the deadly triple hotel bombings earlier this month. Abdullah also called for a new anti-terrorism law to replace the current, general one that does not specify punishment for different terrorist acts and their perpetrators. In a designation letter to Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit – who was named hours after his predecessor resigned – Abdullah said the Nov. 9 attacks “increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible.” “At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture,” Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by al-Qaida and other Islamic militants who condone the killing of those they consider infidels.
More than 280 runners and walkers took part in tonight’s Rathmullan 5K.Well-known Derry athlete Keith Shiels from Foyle Valley won the race in an excellent time of 15.16.Indeed it was a clean sweep for Foyle Valley with Shiels being joined by team-mate Adrian McGowan in second and Chris McGuinness in third. Well done to all who took part.The following is a list of all who took part and their finishing times.Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 15.16 190 Keith Shiels SM Foyle Valley A.C. 2 15.30 143 Adrian McGowan SM Foyle Valley A.C.3 15.36 113 Chris McGuinness SM Foyle Valley A.C.4 15.39 77 Ivan Toner M35+ Letterkenny A.C.5 15.56 121 Stephen Connor SM Foyle Valley A.C.6 16.12 124 Michael Black SM Individual 7 16.51 136 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C8 16.52 161 John Sweeney SM Cranford AC9 16.54 271 Brian Thursby Pelham M40+ Letterkenny A.C.10 16.56 185 Liam Doherty M35+ Cranford AC 11 16.58 246 John McCallion SM Individual12 16.59 138 Jack McBride JM Finn Valley A.C.13 17.00 98 Matt McLaughlin SM Foyle Valley A.C.14 17.01 169 Noel Diver SM Rosses AC15 17.13 181 Colm McNulty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.16 17.24 102 Lawrence Johnston M50+ North Belfast Harriers17 17.29 247 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A.C.18 17.31 123 Gearoid McGeehan SM Individual19 17.32 227 Sean McFadden M35+ Letterkenny A.C.20 17.34 173 Ciaran O’Donnell M45+ Letterkenny A.C.21 17.35 293 Barry Coyle SM Individual22 17.36 110 Stephen Mitchell JM Individual23 17.38 111 PJ Boyce M45+ Cranford AC24 17.39 108 Michael McKnight M50+ Individual25 17.40 87 Darren Price M35+ Letterkenny A.C.26 17.41 91 Padraig Friel M35+ Letterkenny A.C.27 17.42 78 Niall Barry M35+ Letterkenny A.C.28 17.47 68 Roy McGilloway JM Foyle Valley A.C.29 17.50 91 Padraig Friel M35+ Letterkenny A.C.30 17.50 104 Dessie Hegarty SM Foyle Valley A.C.31 17.53 159 Mark McPaul SM Finn Valley A.C.32 17.56 60 Dara McNulty M40+ Russells Couch to 5K33 18.06 72 Brian Ferry M35+ Letterkenny A.C.34 18.09 221 Brendan Irwin M35+ Finn Valley A.C.35 18.11 228 Aidan Kelly M35+ Individual36 18.20 115 Michael Gallagher JM Finn Valley A.C.37 18.22 183 Rooney Campbell M40+ Foyle Valley A.C.38 18.25 154 Ben George M35+ Letterkenny A.C.39 18.29 175 Geard Devine SM Individual40 18.30 120 Paul Cosgrove M45+ Letterkenny A.C.41 18.31 82 Martin Goodier M50+ Individual42 18.32 177 PJ Hagan SM Milford A C43 18.35 204 Johnny O’Doherty SM Individual44 18.38 71 Paul Russell M35+ Individual45 18.40 134 Ray McGrory M45+ Milford A C46 18.42 205 Raymond McGaghey M45+ Individual47 18.50 99 Gerry Cribben M50+ North Belfast Harriers48 18.51 149 Shaun Boyce SM Individual49 18.53 182 Pat Hegerty M50+ Finn Valley A.C.50 19.05 79 Luke Daly SM Individual51 19.08 144 Michael McGowan SM Foyle Valley A.C.52 19.09 112 Anthony McDaid M35+ Individual53 19.11 70 Chris Ryan M45+ Foyle Valley A.C.54 19.15 187 Anthony Doherty M40+ Inishowen AC55 19.16 189 Barry Mackey M50+ Individual56 19.17 285 Catherine Dooher SW Individual57 19.19 186 Emmet Deary SM Individual58 19.20 93 Martin Anderson M45+ Finn Valley A.C.59 19.25 67 Ruth MaGill W50+ Lagan Valley60 19.26 290 Terry McFadden M35+ Milford A C61 19.28 107 Brendan McBride M45+ Rosses AC62 19.39 171 Kieran Bovaird M45+ Individual63 19.40 56 Lee Smith SM Russells Couch to 5K64 19.41 211 Karol McGinley JM Individual65 19.43 76 Mark McFadden M40+ Individual66 19.44 116 Karen Gallagher JW Finn Valley A.C.67 19.47 127 Patrick Given SM Individual68 19.48 92 Alan Caterson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.69 19.55 235 Darragh Kelly SM Individual70 19.56 179 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A.C.71 19.57 140 Darren Lynch JM Individual72 19.58 224 Kevin Loughrey SM Individual73 20.02 106 Frankie Bradley M35+ Foyle Valley A.C.74 20.03 267 Paul Lynch SM Individual75 20.04 83 Mark McClintoch M35+ Foyle Valley A.C.76 20.08 164 Gilian Marley JW Milford A C77 20.12 118 Sean O’Leary M50+ Finn Valley A.C.78 20.16 114 Jane McGinley SW Letterkenny A.C.79 20.17 203 Naoise Enright M40+ Letterkenny A.C.80 20.22 117 Manus Peoples M50+ Individual81 20.23 198 Kieran Doherty SM Individual82 20.26 283 Sharon Black W40+ Letterkenny A.C.83 20.28 196 Anthony Murray M60+ Individual84 20.29 131 Shaun McGeehan SW Letterkenny A.C.85 20.31 158 Kieran Murray M35+ Milford A C86 20.32 266 John Ward SM Milford A C87 20.33 156 Paul Lee M45+ Individual88 20.42 208 Adrian McClafferty M35+ Individual89 20.45 262 Paul Friel M45+ Milford A C90 20.46 162 Liam Marley M50+ Cranford AC91 20.47 105 Emma McGilloway JW Foyle Valley A.C.92 20.48 157 Kenneth Moore M45+ Milford A C93 20.49 225 Pat Brady M50+ Individual94 20.55 132 Colette McElwaine W35+ Milford A C95 20.56 201 Michael McNulty M40+ Individual96 20.57 14 Ciaran Doherty SM United Healthcare97 20.58 141 Brian McBride M60+ Letterkenny A.C.98 21.05 101 PJ Lyons M40+ Individual99 21.07 270 Donal McBride SM Inishowen AC100 21.08 263 Rory Reynolds SM Individual101 21.09 244 Richard Raymond M50+ Individual102 21.10 274 Serena McDaid W35+ Letterkenny A.C.103 21.11 126 Noel McCormack M40+ Individual104 21.13 58 Des McGinty M45+ Russells Couch to 5K105 21.15 155 Ciaran Liddy M35+ Letterkenny A.C.106 21.20 142 Paul McGuckin M40+ Milford A C107 21.23 44 Ryan Peoples JM Russells Couch to 5K108 21.25 137 Brendan Sheridan M45+ Individual109 21.26 96 Alister Hetherington M40+ Letterkenny A.C.110 21.27 119 Charlie O’Donnell SM Individual111 21.45 275 Lorraine McDaid SW Individual112 21.48 66 Roy Hunter M50+ Russells Couch to 5K113 21.52 3 John Hughes M50+ Individual114 21.58 81 Jacqui Maxwell W50+ Orange Grove AC115 21.59 100 Sam Faulkner SM Individual116 22.05 228 Aidan Kelly M35+ Individual117 22.07 257 Shaun O’Donnell M50+ Lifford AC118 22.10 150 Michael Harley SM Individual119 22.11 194 Catherine Moran W50+ Foyle Valley A.C.120 22.12 209 Ailish McClafferty W35+ Individual121 22.13 265 Tony McGleenan M40+ Individual122 22.14 242 Rosaleen Doherty W35+ Letterkenny A.C.123 22.15 53 Chris Porter SM Russells Couch to 5K124 22.17 212 Eugene McGinley M35+ Individual125 22.21 272 Ita McCambridge W50+ North Belfast Harriers126 22.22 97 Eimear Gormley SW Letterkenny A.C.127 22.29 168 Orla Moran W35+ Foyle Valley A.C.128 22.30 84 Trish McClintoch W35+ Foyle Valley A.C.129 22.33 284 Aodhan Dorrian JM Milford A C130 22.34 195 Jimmy McBride M60+ Individual131 22.39 135 Ciara Crossan JW Individual132 22.53 90 Tara Carron W35+ Individual133 22.56 128 Claire Molloy W35+ Individual134 22.57 178 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley A.C.135 22.59 122 Kevin Doherty SM Individual136 23.00 256 Glen Curran Walk Individual137 23.13 125 Jack Easton JM Individual138 23.15 197 Maurice Kelly M35+ Individual139 23.17 259 Evelyn McGeehan W45+ Finn Valley A.C.140 23.18 89 James Doherty SM Milford A C141 23.22 289 Gloria Dunaghey W50+ Finn Valley A.C.142 23.29 11 Laird McKinley SM United Healthcare143 23.30 167 Marian Kerr W35+ Letterkenny A.C.144 23.31 207 Margaret Shiels W45+ Letterkenny A.C.145 23.32 152 Alison Studdard SW Individual146 23.33 180 Damien Doherty SM Individual147 23.34 85 Marion Boyle W45+ Foyle Valley A.C.148 23.35 287 Aine McElchar W35+ Finn Valley A.C.149 23.37 233 Nancy McNamee W50+ Finn Valley A.C.150 23.38 174 Damien Lynch SM Individual151 23.39 223 Caroline Shiels SW Individual152 23.52 249 Libby Morrison Mooney Walk Individual153 23.55 145 Darina Ferry W40+ Milford A C154 23.56 1 Graeme Thompson M40+ Individual155 23.59 86 Kate Meehan W50+ Foyle Valley A.C.156 24.01 277 Mark Gildea M35+ Individual157 24.07 229 Geard McFadden M35+ Individual158 24.11 160 Michael Hanley M45+ Milford A C159 24.12 243 Philip McGovern M40+ Individual160 24.13 286 Eileen Morning W40+ Individual161 24.14 210 John Crawford SM Individual162 24.14 148 Catriona Hull W35+ Individua163 24.16 253 Hugh O’Donnell M50+ Individual164 24.17 264 Martin Langan M40+ Convoy AC165 24.36 188 Joanne Bush W35+ North Belfast Harriers166 24.38 94 Paul Gallagher M40+ Individual167 24.43 226 Gary Price SM Individual168 24.51 199 Gary Easton SM Individual169 24.57 206 Eithne Cox W40+ Letterkenny A.C.170 25.04 282 Henry Gallagher M35+ Individual171 25.09 65 Martin Kelly M40+ Individual172 25.12 9 Bridgeen Doherty W35+ Individual173 25.20 57 Jack Smith Walk Russells Couch to 5K174 25.21 279 Marcella McGrenra SW Individual175 25.22 278 Martina McGrenra W35+ Individual176 25.28 245 Carmel Doherty W40+ Individual177 25.29 95 James McErlene M45+ Letterkenny A.C.178 25.30 151 Goretti Sheridan W40+ Letterkenny A.C.179 25.55 248 Alex Kerr Walk Individual180 26.02 2 Cathal Herron M50+ Individual181 26.05 12 Sinead Kinnear SW United Healthcare182 26.06 238 Helen Patton SW Individual183 26.11 10 Linda Harkin SW United Healthcare184 26.16 234 Norman Irwin M45+ Individual185 26.24 218 Eamonn Langan Walk Individual186 26.25 237 Eva Kelly SW Individual187 26.26 241 Maurice Kelly M35+ Individual188 26.31 55 Clive Vance M45+ Russells Couch to 5K189 26.32 147 Geard Gorman M35+ Individual190 26.35 261 Adam Friel JM Individual191 26.37 260 Gerry Burke M50+ Individual192 26.44 38 Sara Hunter W45+ Russells Couch to 5K193 26.45 273 Orla McCambridge SW North Belfast Harriers194 26.46 236 Aoife Kelly SW Individual195 26.50 61 Kieran Bovaird M45+ Russells Couch to 5K196 26.53 250 Jenny Gallagher SW Individual197 26.59 33 Lauren Friel Walk Russells Couch to 5K198 27.00 255 Laura Doherty SW Individual199 27.03 166 Lee Cowdry SM Individual200 27.05 191 Hugh Duffy M45+ Individual201 27.07 165 Rosey Cowdry SW Individual202 27.14 5 Graig White M40+ Individual203 27.22 17 Breideen Blaney W45+ Individual204 27.29 49 Jimmy Gallagher M40+ Russells Couch to 5K205 27.30 269 Noreen Fagan W40+ Individual206 27.31 75 Siobhan Laverty W35+ Individual207 27.32 23 Kristina Muaurieiene W35+ Russells Couch to 5K208 27.33 32 Caroline Friel W45+ Russells Couch to 5K209 27.34 73 Michael Shiels Walk Individual210 27.37 193 Emer Duffy SW Individual211 27.52 7 Lee Hegarty SM Individual212 27.58 146 Ciara Gorman SW Individual213 27.59 252 Anne Friel W35+ Individual214 28.00 129 Mary McHale SW Inishowen AC215 28.03 133 Anne Doherty W50+ Milford A C216 28.05 47 John Kelly M50+ Russells Couch to 5K217 28.19 216 Rosaleen Gallagher W40+ Individual218 28.20 281 AnneMarie Gallagher W35+ Individual219 28.26 251 Laura Lynch SW Individual220 28.28 200 Jonathan Mitchell SM Finn Valley A.C.221 28.33 280 AnneMarie Rodgers W40+ Individual222 28.35 16 Rona McGlynn W35+ Individual223 28.37 109 Julie Anne McNamee W45+ Individual224 28.40 4 Geraldine Mulholland W45+ Individual225 28.44 130 Grace Creighton Walk Individual226 28.51 231 Sinead Bolton W45+ Individual227 28.52 232 Stephanie Gallen SW Individual228 28.53 230 Lorraine Duffy W35+ Individual229 28.56 19 Audrey Park SW Russells Couch to 5K230 28.57 45 Josh Peoples Walk Russells Couch to 5K231 29.03 217 Brendan O’Donnell M40+ Lifford AC232 29.07 215 Stephen Sheridan M45+ Individual233 29.19 6 Sally Turnball W45+ Individual234 29.45 172 Angela Gallagher SW Individual235 29.58 51 John Corcoran M50+ Russells Couch to 5K236 29.58 59 Ollie Gallagher M45+ Russells Couch to 5K237 30.17 24 Roisin McBearty SW Russells Couch to 5K238 30.18 8 Shane Kelly SM Individual239 30.19 52 Adrian Peoples M50+ Russells Couch to 5K240 30.31 202 Mary O’Donnell W50+ Milford A C241 30.33 153 Sinead Shovlin W35+ Individual242 30.34 63 Roisin Clifford SW Individual243 30.42 27 Michaela Duddy JW Russells Couch to 5K244 30.54 80 Cecilia Sheridan SW Individual245 31.10 62 Belinda Sheridan SW Individual246 31.10 220 Fiona McConnell W35+ Individual247 31.17 268 Kathleen McCourt W40+ Individual248 31.18 254 Eamonn Kerr M40+ Individual249 31.28 139 Zak Martin Walk Individual250 31.29 176 Roisin Sheridan W40+ Individual251 31.30 170 AnneMarie Shiels SW Letterkenny A.C.252 31.44 36 Caorline Alexander W40+ Russells Couch to 5K253 31.58 29 Lorraine Tinney W40+ Russells Couch to 5K254 32.11 25 Margaret McNamee W45+ Russells Couch to 5K255 32.18 258 Mary O’Donnell Walk Individual256 32.19 30 Linda Peoples W40+ Russells Couch to 5K257 32.26 291 Josh Martin Walk Inishowen AC258 32.32 46 John Mitchell M50+ Russells Couch to 5K259 33.01 28 Sonia Duddy M40+ Russells Couch to 5K260 33.02 18 Alison Moore SW Russells Couch to 5K261 33.17 54 Russell Porter SM Russells Couch to 5K262 33.17 35 Fiona McNulty SW Russells Couch to 5K263 33.26 34 Rosarie Crossan W35+ Russells Couch to 5K264 33.42 163 Marie Boyce W45+ Individual265 33.43 192 Lavina McVeigh Walk Individual266 34.53 74 Denis Shiels Walk Individual267 35.10 88 Deborah Clawson W45+ Russells Couch to 5K268 35.51 219 Frances McBride W40+ Individual269 36.02 64 Maria Pinto SW Individual270 36.18 43 Sinead McNulty W40+ Russells Couch to 5K271 36.18 37 Helena Gallagher W45+ Russells Couch to 5K272 39.08 22 Hannah Bovaird JW Russells Couch to 5K273 39.09 26 Aine Curran Walk Russells Couch to 5K274 42.46 21 Cara Bovaird JW Russells Couch to 5K275 42.49 48 Andrew Porter JM Russells Couch to 5K276 43.00 41 Joy Porter W40+ Russells Couch to 5K277 43.13 239 Kathy Sheridan Walk Individual278 43.30 213 Annette Sheridan W40+ Individual279 43.30 214 Stevie Sheridan Walk Individual280 43.51 20 Tina Bovaird W40+ Russells Couch to 5K281 43.56 42 Cate Toland Walk Russells Couch to 5K282 44.41 240 Martina Sheridan Walk IndividualFOYLE VALLEY ENJOY CLEAN-SWEEP AT RATHMULLAN 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was 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A Donegal oil-worker has written a remarkable book about surviving an oil rig disaster which claimed the lives of 50 people.The Whiddy Island disaster. Pic courtesy of RTE.Brian McGee has spent the past eight years writing the book, Living with the Whiddy Disaster, which was officially launched in Cork last night.The last surviving member of the Gulf Oil crew working on the Whiddy Island terminal in Bantry Bay on January 8th, 1979, when the French tanker Betelgeuse went on fire at the terminal’s jetty, Brian (68) has lived with the trauma of the tragedy for 35 years. He moved to West Cork in the 1960s to join his brother Charlie, working with a construction firm doing clearance work on Whiddy for Gulf Oil. He later joined the multinational company, working as an assistant pump operator.He recalls how he travelled out to the island on a ferry at about 8pm on January 7th, 1979, with a number of workmates, including Charlie Brennan, Tim Kingston, Denis O’Leary, Neilly O’Shea, Jimmy O’Sullivan and Liam Shanahan, who were all to perish.He told the Irish Times ““I had no choice but to write the book because Whiddy would never leave me alone. It’s always been with me, but hopefully now with the book I can close the door, because in writing it I have done as much as I can do. I have told the truth, and maybe that will help others too.”In his book McGee graphically describes the horror that unfolded as he and fellow pump man, the late Johnny Downey, along with others, battled to contain the fire as it spread from the tanker to the jetty and threatened to ignite huge storage tanks on the island. Describing one of several explosions, he says: “Debris rained down on Bantry but luckily did not cause serious damage. Small pieces of shrapnel ended up in the Meelagh Valley six miles away.”McGee catalogues the challenges that he and his workmates faced – a fire engine that would not start, fire hoses that had not been readied for use, a lack of breathing masks, levers missing on hydrants – as they sought to prevent the fire from engulfing the storage tanks.“Battling the inferno for what seemed an eternity, I was filled with sheer dread, expecting at any moment that the tanks would overheat or be punctured and detonate, leaving Eleanor a widow and my little ones orphans.” DONEGAL MAN WRITES INCREDIBLE BOOK ABOUT OIL RIG DISASTER WHICH CLAIMED 50 LIVES was last modified: November 29th, 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:AuthorBrian McGeedonegalWhiddy Island Disaster
Two Ugandan coaches Faruk Musema (L) and Douglas Smith(R) this month left to England (Arsenal) for the coaching course. (FILE PHOTO)ENGLAND- A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, World Remit has selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote on FutureStars.WorldRemit.com for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer Schools in London – fully sponsored by WorldRemit.The finalists facing a public vote are Adegun Shola John from Lagos, Nigeria, Ahmed Ali from Hargeisa, Somaliland, Hamisi Mohamed from Nairobi, Kenya, Innocents Yeboah-Num from Abease, Ghana,Tersia Davids from Cape Town, South Africa, Titus Tongesai Sanangurai from Harare, ZimbabweThe programme was designed to recognise and reward the valuable contribution of youth coaches to their local community and has already granted Arsenal replica shirts to over 500 kids whose coaches were shortlisted for the programme by the judging panel.WorldRemit has filmed the finalists during their coaching sessions and the videos will be shown on the Future Stars website, where members of the public can vote for their preferred candidate. Voting on futurestars.worldremit.com will open on 28th September.A key part of the successful coach’s training at Arsenal will focus on how they will use the opportunity to build a lasting legacy in their home country. The finalists have therefore been selected based on the strength of their existing contribution to the community as well as their plans and ability to pass on their new skills on their return home.The six coaches were chosen from a shortlist of 25 individuals who were selected by the judging panel earlier this month. One in six of the 25 shortlisted coaches were women and, as the programme moves into the final selection phase, Tersia Davids from South Africa becomes the one woman amongst the six finalists to face the public vote.Simon McManus of Arsenal Soccer Schools said:“Arsenal has the most successful women’s side in England and is actively involved in encouraging greater participation from females in the game regardless of age. We were very impressed by the work that all these coaches were already doing in their community and the work of the women coaches further emphasizes the positive impact that encouraging more women to get involved in coaching can have. We hope that their success will encourage more women to follow their lead.”Andrew Stewart, Managing Director Middle East & Africa at WorldRemit said:“Our business is all about helping our customers’ financial support for their community to go further. We hope that by shining a spotlight on the way these coaches are using football to benefit their community, we can help their efforts to go even further still.“The power of sport to bring communities together and create positive social change was one of the key reasons for entering into a partnership with Arsenal. This programme has highlighted just how powerful sport – and our partnership – can be and the immense potential in this area. This is something we are now looking to build on further.” Tags: AfricaarsenalCOACHES Comments