Humble Lion, Reno clash in RSPL feature

first_img Today’s Games Tomorrow’s Game – 3:30 p.m.: Portmore United FC vs Maverley-Hughenden – Spanish Town Prison Oval – 3 p.m.: Humble Lion FC vs Reno FC – Effortville Community Centre – 6 p.m.: Waterhouse FC vs Arnett Gardens FC – Drewsland Stadium -3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Jamaloc FC – UWI Bowl, Mona – 8 p.m.: Harbour View FC vs Boys Town FC – Harbour View Stadium The saying ‘when the cat’s away the mice will play’ will apply to Humble Lion today when they host the plucky Reno Football Club in Red Stripe Premier League action at the Effortville Community Centre. With just a point and goal difference separating the top four teams, fourth-place Humble Lion, who are just a point behind second-place Montego Bay United and on the same points as third-place Tivoli Gardens, but with an inferior goal difference, will be aiming to capitalise on the absence of the duo. Both teams would have met today, but with defending champions Montego Bay United competing in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships, the game has been rescheduled. “In terms of points, we are joint second, and with Montego Bay and Tivoli Gardens idle, we could use this opportunity to climb up the table with a win and hope that UWIFC falter, which will make it even better for us,” Donovan Duckie, coach of Humble Lion, said. If all that Duckie hopes for happens, then Humble Lion will march to the top of the table. To do so, they will have to get through Reno FC, who have designs of their own. “This game is of utmost importance to us. We are aiming for a place in the top six, and Harbour View are just a point behind us, and we are six points behind sixth-place Arnett Gardens, so we cant’s afford to lose,” explained Wendell Downswell of Reno. He added: “Our intention was to get the maximum nine points for the month, but we have fallen short, having won our first match and losing the second to Arnett in the last two minutes of the game last week.” Today’s game, Downswell said, will be like a grudge match as “the first time we met this season, they beat us, and in our second game, they beat us at home. Traditionally, they have never beaten us at home and we intend to avenge that”. For Humble Lion to get the better of Reno, they will have to improve on last Monday’s performance when they registered a 2-1 win over Boys’ Town, according to Duckie. “As I said on Monday when we played against Boys’ Town, I thought we did not manage the game well, and we are looking for some improvement. We are looking for more responsibility from the senior players, and we hope to get that,” said Duckie, who will have a full squad to choose from. Reno will still be without their main offensive threat, Craig Foster but can look to Afiba Chambers, Jason McClean, and Shawn Genus to lead their charge, while Wolry Wolfe will be the chief architect for Humble Lion with support coming from Devon Hodges, Francois Swaby, Ricardo Dennis, and Andrew Vanzie. At Prison Oval, Portmore United should get the better of the struggling Maverley-Hughenden while Arnett Gardens should find the going tough at the rejuvenated Waterhouse. Leaders UWIFC, based on form, should get past Jamalco.last_img read more

Bartica urged to lead Guyana’s ‘green’ development as it observes Earth Hour

first_imgHead of the Office of Climate Change (OCC) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Janelle Christian on Saturday encouraged the residents of Bartica to be an example of conservation to the rest of Guyana.Christian said this at the “A Night in the Park” event, which was organised to celebrate Bartica’s first observance of Earth Hour. The event was held at the West Indian Green Park, Bartica, Region Seven, (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Earth Hour is observed worldwide in order to raise awareness on the effects of climate change. For one hour on the last Saturday in March, commonly from 20:30h to 21:30h, homeowners, businesses, communities, and cities turn off non-essential electrical lights and appliances to save energy.The theme for this year’s Earth Hour is “Connect2Earth”. Residents from the West Indian Housing Scheme and surrounding neighbourhoods came out in their numbers to attend the event at the solar-powered park.“Let us not, this Earth Hour, have a good time tonight and forget about it. Particularly, it’s even more important for Bartica, given your designation because you are to be the model ‘green’ town for Guyana, to show the rest of the country… new concepts and innovations that we have to employ … to change the way we have been … pursuing our development over the years,” she said.Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall said that all citizens of Guyana have the responsibility to educate themselves on the effects of climate change. He noted that ignorance would only see Guyana fall behind as the rest of the world advanced.“Our environment is a reflection of the way we think… We must take responsibility for our actions … Many of us would have heard about the [Green State Development Strategy] GSDS. We have to ensure that we acquaint ourselves with that document … with information and knowledge where ‘greening’ is concerned, so that we can take full responsibility to lead Guyana throughout our ‘green’ discourse. We cannot allow ourselves to continue to be ignorant of the basic facts and information that [are] out there. The world is moving apace and we ought to ensure that we keep up with that pace,” he said.The event, which was planned by the Bartica Town Council, featured a number of cultural and musical performances. Additional Earth Hour events were held in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), and Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).last_img read more

Defence awaiting possible deal in slopitch case

first_imgThe court proceedings for the former treasurer of the Fort St. John Mixed Slopitch Society have been adjourned until Sept. 1.John Hope, the defence lawyer acting on behalf of Nicole Kelly, says they are waiting for a response from the Crown about a potential deal.Kelly has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000.- Advertisement -She allegedly removed over $100,000 from the Society’s accounts over a four-year period.Kelly also has a court date set for Aug. 25 for which she is facing another count of fraud over $5,000 for allegedly taking money from a previous employer.last_img read more

Critics drove me to be better, says Masoud

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma celebrating. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9- Kenyan Premier League top scorer Masoud Juma has disclosed that his current performance in the top flight has been driven by critics who he says have helped push him to work harder.The Kariobangi Sharks forward was at the centre of the national team storm in June when he made his debut for the Harambee Stars in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier away to Sierra Leone which Kenya lost 2-1. His selection and performance in that match elicited harsh reactions from football stakeholders especially noting that he was preferred ahead of then Kenyan Premier League top scorer Stephen Waruru.However, the former Bandari and Sony Sugar forward has worked his way at club level, hitting the apex of the top scorers’ chart after scoring four goals in last weekend’s 7-0 rout of Muhoroni Youth to take his tally to 15.Kariobangi Sharks’ Masoud Juma against Thika United’S Chris Oruchum. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“It is a great feeling to get to the top and I must thank my team-mates who have always supported me and the few fans who stood behind my back when I was being criticized. That period and those words never wore me down but they encouraged me to work harder,” Juma told Capital Sport.“I wanted to show everyone that this is a God-given talent and so far the hard work has paid off and I have proved my worth,” he added.The striker has scored 15 league goals for Sharks so far while in all competitions he has managed 22, six having come off the GOtv Shield where Sharks were losing finalists and one for the Harambee Stars during a friendly match in Morocco.The forward notes that his target this season was to get to 25 goals and with three matches remaining before the season ends, he is confident he will achieve the target. Sharks face Nzoia Sugar and Nakumatt in their final two games of the season.AFC Leopards’ Abdalla Salim against Kariobangi Sharks Masoud Juma. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAt the same time, Juma hopes he can translate his goal scoring prowess from club to country and he believes with a matter of time, he will prove his worth there as well.“These are two different levels but I want to keep working hard and I believe it is just a matter of time before good things happen. If given more chances, soon, I will prove myself,” he noted.Meanwhile, The Gor Mahia duo of Meddie Kagere as well as Jacques Tuyisenge and Nakumatt’s Kepha Aswani will be putting up a fight to try and beat Juma to the Golden Boot with the trio sitting joint second with 12 goals each.Mathare United’s Chris Oduor who has also been firing well for Mathare can increase his tally of 10 with the Slum Boys set to face relegated Muhoroni Youth in one of their two final games of the season. Ulinzi Stars’ Stephen Waruru is on 11 but hasn’t been performing well.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Guardiola not giving up on title bid despite Newcastle loss

first_imgThe Spaniard’s 100th league game in charge turned sour at St James’ Park despite Sergio Aguero putting City ahead in a mere 24 seconds with the fastest Premier League goal of the season.Guardiola, however, is far from ready to throw in the towel with more than three months of the campaign to play, and predicted plenty more twists and turns in Liverpool’s bid to end a 29-year wait to win English football’s top prize.“We’re still in January,” said City manager Guardiola. “There’s a lot of time but of course, when you’re behind the leaders you don’t want to drop points and every game is one less but there are still a lot of matches to play.”“A lead of seven points is a lot but we’re not in April or May. There are still many games left and anything can happen,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added.“There are a lot of tough games to play against sides trying to stay in this division, or playing to get into the Europa League or the Champions League. In our case we will do our best to be there and not to give up.”– ‘Not our good night’ –After surrendering an eight-game winning run at St James’ Park, second-placed City return to action at home to Arsenal on February 3, and their Spanish coach added: “We didn’t underestimate Newcastle — no way. We’d never do that and that’s the reason why we’re still in four competitions.“That’s why we recorded 100 points last season. It’s just sometimes we don’t play at the level we want to play and that can happen — it was not our good night, and that’s something I understand completely.”Pointing the way: Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez hopes a shock win over Manchester City will inspire his side to further success © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYNewcastle moved five points clear of danger after securing back-to-back league wins for the first time since November after Salomon Rondon equalised midway through the second half before Matt Ritchie’s penalty 10 minutes from time completed their comeback.This victory came with the Magpies poised to clinch a club-record £20 million ($26 million, 23 million euros) move for Atlanta United’s Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron.Meanwhile, Monaco’s Italian full-back Antonio Barreca is also set to join the northeast club, in a loan deal for the rest of the season ahead of the January 31 transfer window deadline.After doing his old club a major favour in their title bid, Newcastle’s former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez said: “It’s nice to help Liverpool, fine, but saying that I don’t want to disrespect Manchester City.“I can’t talk about the transfer window but we’re progressing with some names and if that happens it will be good news for us. The main thing is that we sign what we need, the price doesn’t matter and it’s not about breaking records, but the fact that it will be someone to help us to stay in this division.”The Spaniard added: “We didn’t get off to the best of starts with their goal, but we fought hard and worked for each other until the last minute and earned our rewards with a win that we can hopefully build on.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola was left with plenty to ponder as Manchester City’s bid to retain the Premier League title was dented by a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City’s title hopes were still intact despite admitting Liverpool are poised to take a significant lead in their two-way battle for the Premier League crown.Jurgen Klopp’s side can extend their advantage at the top to seven points with victory at home to Leicester on Wednesday after the reigning champions’ shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Newcastle on Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgThe Club AGM took place last Friday evening December 9th in the Clubhouse. There was a good attendance and some excellent debate on the night. Our club in moving forward and we are very fortunate that there is many committed people helping activities both on and off the field. A new committee was elected on the night but a special mention must go to Donal Sharkey who has been Secretary for 15 years with the club and stood down to help with the new Development committee. New committee will be listed next week.U12 Training continues in the Dungloe gym on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.There is a level 1 coaching course was cancelled and will now take place in early January. Contact Gary Boyle for details or if you are interested on 0863546193. Peil na mBan Noamh Mhuire iochtar na rosann reconvened AGM takes places in the club house on Thursday 29th December starting at 7 o’clock. The girls had a very successful year last year but it was disappointing that there was not sufficient support to form a committee at the last scheduled AGM. All parents and those interested in ladies football is requested to come along if there is going to be ladies football in the club next year.The 24 dancers have been selected for the forthcoming Jigs n Reels. Big Launch Night this Friday night December 16th in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Please come along and support the dancers as they are paired off and introduced. Jigs n Reels promises to be a great night in 2012 and a major fundraiser for Naomh Mhuire GAA Club as the club prepares for two major projects as well as continuing its great work at all age groups in the Community.Peil na mBan fundraiser – walk and cross country run on Boxing day 26th Dec. Starts 1pm at the clubhouse going to The Ballymanus Monument. Walkers will take the road route and runners will take a specially designed Cross Country route. Entry will be taken at the Clubhouse from 12 o’clock onwards. Adults €5, Family rate €10.The club are hosting “A Night at the Races” in Sharkeys Lounge Annagry on the 27th December starting at 9pm. Horses are now on sale and can be obtained from club committee members or players for 20 euro. On Wednesday January 4th, as part of a much requested Healthy eating and weight loss project the club are organising a New Year kick start to healthy living. This is aimed at both ladies and gents who feel that they want to loose weight and need the encouragement of a group to push on and shed the pounds. There will be a registration (cost €10) and weigh in in the Clubhouse in Mulladerg. More details to come.There is still a number of Windbreakers available in small adult, medium and large – might be a good xmas present – contact Donal O’Searcaigh.Congratulations to Mullaghferg Park Trustee Pa Sharkey and his wife Mairead on celebrating the Golden Jubilee of their marriage.Comhbron le bean ceile agus teaghlach Mhic Eachmharcaigh,Rann na feirste ar bhas Eoin Beag. Bhi Eoin mar sar inreoir peile le Naomh Crona sna ceathramhadi.A new and innovative music project in aid of Donegal Hospice Homecare. The CD Le Cuidiú Dé is a compilation of 14 new songs in Irish with lyrics by Eileen Ní Bhaoill. It is the culmination of the untiring work of Eileen Ní Bhaoill and Maighread Hanlon. CDs on sale locally for worthy cause. Lotto details for week 7th December. Jackpot 500 euro. No winner. There was two match 3 winners – We had a jackpot winner – Breid Dora McGinley – Annagry. There was one match 3 winner – Nigel Gilboy- Loch na nDeorain, Hannah Og Ni Bhaoill – Rann na Feirste. Numbers were 10-16-17-24.Michael… Declan Martin has taken the position of Runai and Seamus mac Ruairi is taking the position of Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Chultur on the committee.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: December 13th, 2011 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan was involved in a road crash on Saturday.Paul Durcan sustained minor injuries.The big Donegal Town man and his wife were involved in the crash between Aughnacloy and Ballygawley.Durcan sustained minor injuries and were given medical attention. Many wondered why the Four Masters man was not between the posts against Tyrone on Saturday.It is reported today that Durcan could also miss the last league game of the season against Mayo.His club Four Masters have wished him a speedy recovery.     DONEGAL GAA STAR RECOVERING AFTER ROAD CRASH was last modified: March 31st, 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:crashdonegalGAAPaul Durcanlast_img read more

Fantasy Football tips: 10 cheap defenders for your Dream Team XI

first_img gameday cracker Andy Robertson (Liverpool) – £3million Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT You don’t want too many expensive stars in your XI, though, so you might need to hunt for a bargain.So, before you click confirm on your 11-man selection, as you attempt to win some of the £400,000 on offer in the free to play game, check out our tips below. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) – £1.5million Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The Dutchman really hit his stride at the end of last season and if he can produce goals and assists all season long then he could rack up the points at a low cost. 11 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The ex-Spurs right-back will be a threat down the flank for the Hammers and finally solve their issues in that position. Fredericks got seven assists for Fulham last-term and his electric pace will trouble plenty of defences. He will be hoping to shore things up at the back for Manuel Pellegrini too and if he does you’ll be in the points. If you want to save some cash in your Dream Team, you might want to consider one of these men. The Portugal star is a converted winger so he can definitely add to the Foxes going forward. In his last two campaigns he’s got eight assists and four goals, while playing for Nice and then Porto. If he can get close to his previous levels in the Premier League then he will be an excellent acquisition for both Leicester City and your Dream Team.Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £2.5million latest silverware England international Bertrand looked improved in the late stages of last season as he was shifted to a wing-back. He didn’t make Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad and seems intent on proving just how good he is. We’ll bet good money he improves on last year’s score of 62. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas The flying Scotsman racked up five assists last term and will be eyeing up an improvement this year. The Reds are also likely to be more secure at the back so expect a few more clean sheets from the left-back, who should beat his 100-point score from 2017/18. revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 11 When you play Dream Team, you need your defence to be rock solid, keeping clean sheets but also be able to weigh in with goals and assists too.There are some talented defenders around and some of the Premier League’s best had great spells at World Cup 2018, but now they’re back and they mean business. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion changes Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 11 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img 11 Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) – £3million Ryan Fredericks (West Ham) – £2million Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – £2million 11 11 11 11 smart causal Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) – £3million ALTERED Most Popular Premier League News The Reds could be set for a brilliant season with their sensational summer signings. He now has extra protection ahead of him with Fabinho, while Alisson is set to keep more clean sheets than Loris Karius, so it could be a big campaign full of points which could see him improve on the 141 he earned last year. The giant Dane, measuring in at 6ft5in, will be a real threat at set-pieces, which Mark Hughes will surely utilise well. Vestergaard is also a handy defender and will hopefully keep some clean sheets and be the replacement for Virgil van Dijk which was needed. 11 Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) – £3.5million Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 11 11 Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – £2.5million Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) – £3.5million predicted The Bluebirds star managed a brilliant seven goals last season, taking his tally to 20 across the last four campaigns – not bad for a centre-back. He’s almost a certain to start so well worth considering if you need the cash. There are questions about how good the German Gunner actually is a player rated well by’s calculations leading to a lot of 7/10 match scores. Perfect for adding three points to your weekly score, plus he can get goals too. SORRY Having scored 170 points last season it’s a surprise to see the German with only a £3.5m fee. He’s currently being paired with David Luiz as the Blues revert to a back-four under Maurizio Sarri, and he’s a real threat at set-pieces.last_img read more


first_imgPictured below is Liam O’Grady, An Post and Tadgh Culbert, the then Mayor of Letterkenny welcoming An Post’s Charity Cycle back to Letterkenny on their 1st Annual Cycle back to Letterkenny on their 1st annual cycle.An Post Donegal Staff “Get on their Bikes” for the 4th year & this year they pay special tribute to their former colleague Tadgh Culbert on their 2013 Annual Charity Cycle.2013 An Post Charity Cycle will be a special one.This year all Donegal An Post workers would like you to join them once again & remember Tadgh Culbert and to help raise money for the Donegal Hospice. The cycle will take place on September 7th from Dungloe to Letterkenny via Mount Errigal road. Transport from Letterkenny for bicycles and cyclists will be provided by the An Post Delivery Services Unit at Carnamuggagh Lower, Letterkenny loading at 8.30am, dispatching to Dungloe at 9am sharp. Cycle will leave Dungloe at 10.15 approximately.The cycle is open to anyone who would like to take part. To date this the annual Donegal An Post Charity Cycle has raised €32,500 for the Donegal Hospice.An Post Donegal would like to sincerely thank their sponsors for their help, LK Bikes, Carl Rainey – Rainey Gibson & Top Quote Direct, James Doherty Mini Bus & Executive Hire, Harkins Topaz and Gala Ballybofey, Grace Ann McGarvey – Grace Ann Consultancy and Eddie Tobin – Tobins Spar & Topaz Service Station Letterkenny.We hope that you will join us in remembering Tadgh and help raise money for the Donegal Hospice. You can contact any of the guys below to let them know you would like to take part.Paul Crampsie 086 6850503 or Martin McGinley 085 7788722.A small donation of €20 per person who would like to take part is appreciated.We look forward to you joining us on September 7th. It promises to be a fun day and celebratory night out! AN POST STAFF GET ON THEIR BIKES IN MEMORY OF TADGH was last modified: August 19th, 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:An PostCHARITY CYCLETadgh Culbertlast_img read more


first_imgMichael Murphy has said he is not bothered answering the call of club and country but is relishing the challenge.Michael Murphy has a busy weekend planned!The Glenswilly man is refusing to dwell on the negatives of a hectic schedule.The 24 year old will leave for home in Bomany straight after the test against the Australian Indigenous All Stars in Kingspan Breffni Park to prepare for the tie with Killybegs. “It is something I have thought about and something I have spoke about to quite a lot of people. I took the decision fairly early. I suppose making the decision fairly early helped to deal with it as best I can.“I have been very fortunate in that the communication lines between the management teams have been brilliant. The decision has been made. I am comfortable with that decision. I am just going to go with it now.“It is better to be in this position than out of this position. I am fortunate enough to represent Ireland. I am also fortunate enough to represent my club.“To get the opportunity to play at this time of year is fantastic. I am just going to try and grasp it and go for it rather than stay back from it,” he told The Examiner. Murphy’s opposite number, Daniel Wells, praised Murphy for his willingness to serve both teams.“I’m particularly impressed with the commitment he has for his county and his county and it shows a lot of class.” MURPHY RELISHING THE BUSIEST WEEKEND OF HIS LIFE! was last modified: October 18th, 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:GAAglenswillyIrelandMichael Murphylast_img read more