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Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory Thursday night.“The good thing about basketball is they say you’ve got the next game, but you always have two halves,” Napier said. “I felt like I was kind of lethargic out there in the first half and I felt like basically it can’t get any worse, so I just went out there and tried to be positive.”CJ McCollum led all scorers with 34 for the Blazers, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Portland had a season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter.The Sixers, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have lost 10 of their last 12 games.Joel Embiid finished with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Dario Saric had 25 points and nine rebounds. The 76ers were hurt when Robert Covington went out in the third quarter with an injured finger on his left hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s a disappointing loss. We had an opportunity without Damian being here. I give them credit. They did not roll over,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gave up 18 points when Covington went out. We really missed him, but we give them credit.”JJ Redick and Embiid made consecutive 3-pointers to narrow the gap to 103-99 with 2:06 left. Jusuf Nurkic had a pair of free throws before McCollum’s pull-up jumper and it appeared the game was out of reach, but Embiid made another 3 that got the Sixers within 109-105 with 16 seconds left.McCollum made free throws with 3.4 seconds to go before Embiid added another 3-pointer to make it 111-108, but the Sixers weren’t able to catch up. Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. Napier scored 22 points after halftime.Lillard missed his third game with a strained right hamstring. Portland’s top scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game, was injured in a 102-85 loss to San Antonio on Dec. 20.Lillard warmed up a couple of hours before the game and didn’t appear hampered by the injury.On the other side, Embiid was questionable for the game with back tightness, but played. The 76ers were coming off a 105-98 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas that snapped a five-game losing streak.Nurkic made a layup with nine seconds left to give Portland a 52-51 lead at halftime. But he was furious in the third quarter when officials did not stop the game when he had a bloody nose. He collected his fourth foul before heading for the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, left, and forward Maurice Harkless high-five during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier was struggling so much against the Philadelphia 76ers that Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts sat him early in the third quarter.Good thing for Portland that Napier returned in time for the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award Nurkic knocked heads with Redick, who appeared to have a cut lip.Nurkic said he was angry.“The more I get mad I play better,” he said. “I’m not saying every game ‘Hit me in the nose’ but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this.”The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7. But Ed Davis capped a 10-1 Portland run with a dunk to pull the Blazers to 79-70.Napier had a personal 7-0 run to close the gap to 88-81. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.Napier made two of three free throws and Nurkic added two more, before Napier’s layup got the Blazers within 88-87.TIP INS76ers: The Sixers beat the Blazers 101-81 in Philadelphia on Nov. 22. Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds in that one. … Embiid had six 3-pointers.Trail Blazers: Portland is just 7-10 at home this season, but 10-6 on the road. Asked before the game if he’d ever been on a team with that kind of record disparity at home, coach Terry Stotts said simply “No.”QUOTABLE: “We just need to be accountable. We need to hold each other accountable for everything. I think that’s what it comes down to. Making sure we stay on top of each other and make sure we’re getting better. Just talking to each other.” — Sixers guard Ben Simmons.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Denver on Saturday.Trail Blazers: Visit Atlanta on Saturday to kick off a three-game road trip. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Engaging Youth in Agriculture: A Strategic Plan

first_imgIt is a glaring fact that youth unemployment is one of the major concerns facing both developed and developing countries. The youthful population of the world is at 1.2 billion according to statistic from the International Labor Organization (ILO). Youth makes up 43.7% of the total unemployed, even though they account for only 25% of the world’s working population. 77.7 million youths between the ages of 15 to 24 are unable to find work. African countries are the most vulnerable, showing the highest rate of youth unemployment 🙁 Zimbabwe: 95%, Mozambique: 60%, Namibia 51.2%). The global youth labor force grew from 602 to 633 million by 5.2% between 1995 and 2005 and is projected to grow by another 24 million to 657 million in 2015.Liberia’s total population is nearly 4 million. Out of this total, 1.13 million is the labor force of the country, and only 195,000 people are in paid employment. According to ILO 70% of Liberia’s population is under the age of 30.Thus there are an increasing number of young people who after the prolonged civil crisis are engaged in commercial motorcycling across the country for living. This number of youth, though not all when encouraged for agriculture ventures could provide employment opportunities and in fact boost the nation’s continuous strive for its food security program.Moreover, it is indicated that the farming population, which comprised mostly women is rapidly aging. Most local subsistence farmers are of age 50. This calls for a serious fight toward the revamping of the agriculture sector to improve agricultural production, which requires a strategy from government and partners to attract the young people.But what are many youths not into agriculture? A survey conducted by FAO revealed that the youths have the mindset that agriculture is not a worthy venture in Liberia.“Many young men and women are not willing to work in the agriculture sector because they see it as a non-profitable business and a very hard work which lacks respect”, a young man in Monrovia once told me.Experience suggests that in developing countries like Liberia, with enough resources and the creation of national policies as well as support from the international community agriculture can become a strong and income generating sector, probably one of the most important. In a country like ours where more than 60% of people depend on agriculture and where more than 50% of the food is imported, youths’ involvement into agriculture should be a must for the government.The question that than arises is that how can Liberia advocate youth into agriculture.FAO’s attemptConsidering that the youth must be encouraged to engage into agriculture for poverty reduction, FAO has developed a strategy to convinced young people to understand the vitality of agriculture, especially now.They have incorporated youth as sensitive population in all of FAO’s programs. This means that for all of the projects that FAO carry out in the country, youth will play a significant role.GOL’s pitfallsIn as much as the Government of Liberia has recognized for the past 10 years that agriculture is the center of the poverty reduction strategy, there has not being a well-organized program to attract young people into agriculture.In 2008, the Liberian government through the help of the British government saw the need to recruit youth for agriculture training.The Tumutu facility, which comprises of school building, dormitories and staff quarters was constructed by the British government.This training commenced in Tumutu, Salala District, Lower Bong County, where over 300 young people were recruited across the country as the first trainees. Majority of the recruits were former ex-combatants from Gutrie Plantation, which is now the company site of Sime Darby.This program ran for almost 3 years with close to one thousand youths acquiring skills in agriculture. However, it did not succeed much as there were no sustainable measures put into place to ensure that the trainees get continue supports from government.Many young people found it difficult to continue their farming ventures afterward.SolutionsFor the government and partners to succeed in advocating youth intentions for agriculture there should be a vigorous media campaign to change the mindset of the young people.The government must put in more funding for training to develop the skills of the youths.Additionally, with an organized program there must be serious attention given to the creation of market for the young farmers to market their produce. Some youths in Crozierville, Montserrado County who spoke to this paper, sometimes ago have called on government to provide them support in their various garden projects.They disclosed their completion of month training in vegetable production and animal husbandry.According to them since the completion of the training, they have not gotten any support from the Ministry of Agriculture.The Crozierville agriculture training was an initiative of Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Publisher of the Daily Observer Newspaper.       Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Opposition to debate its claim of APNU’s “militarisation of the State” today

first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is set to commence a debate on what the Party deems as the A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) “militarisation of the State”, an issue the Opposition has been expressing concern over since the new Administration took office.Former Presidents Donald Ramotar and Bharrat Jagdeo, who is also the current Opposition Leader; PPP’s General Secretary Clement Rohee; former Cabinet Secretary under the PPP Government, Dr Roger Luncheon; former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall; and political and economic commentator Ramon Gaskins have been listed as the panelists.The discussion will be held today at the Sleepin Hotel on Brickdam, Georgetown.Recently, PPP’s General Secretary Clement Rohee said the Party continues to have growing concerns over the “militarisation” of the State and Government apparatus in Guyana by the coalition Administration.“This tendency is increasingly manifesting itself under the Granger Administration, coupled with this development, is the steady but rapid progression of our country in the direction of a “Police State”. This dangerous and unwelcomed development has its historical antecedents in the Burnham era of which Mr Granger is a product,” Rohee had said.He pointed out that what the “pro-militaristic administration” has done by virtue of this practice is to demonstrate its distrust for civilians who are qualified to perform such functions in contradistinction to military personnel. Also by moving in this direction, it seems Government has “outfoxed” the Alliance for Change (AFC), he said, by placing its military confederates in key and critical positions knowing that the AFC would be more inclined to nominate civilians to the said positions which, he asserted, the APNU has absolutely no interest in doing.“The PPP is of the view that the rise of the APNU/AFC sponsored Police State will inexorably result in the decline of freedom in Guyanese. Under the PPP/C, Guyanese abided by the rule of law and successive PPP/C Administrations were held accountable for their actions,” said the PPP/C General Secretary, adding that since the election of President Ganger and his coalition in May 2015, several retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Officers have been appointed in key advisory positions within the Government.Additionally, a number of soldiers have been seconded to work in the Defence Secretariat at the Ministry of the Presidency, where they are required to wear their uniforms. The Ministry of the Presidency recently announced that Colonel Nazrul Hussain would head the Department of National Events, after a series of bungled arrangements for Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. A number of Army officers have also been appointed to a number of State Boards and other civilian positions.The PPP’s concerns were renewed last week after two Army officers were recently appointed to head two Commissions of Inquiries.However, while the Opposition is bent on this stance, President David Granger, himself a retired Army Chief-of-Staff, defended his Administration’s appointments of the military men to the high profile positions.“These are human beings, these are people with skills, you know. They are not a separate breed of citizens, we can’t deprive them of their rights if they have the talent, the experience, the qualifications,” the President said at a recent forum.He said his Administration is facing the brunt of criticism on militarisation when the mass appointments of Army officers to senior Government positions began under the Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar led Administrations.In fact, he disclosed that when he took office in May 2015, there were about 10 Army officers who were appointed under the PPP/C Administration.The President even listed several of those persons including Major General Joe Singh and Colonel Chabulall Ramsaroop, among others.Moreover, Granger went on to say that he will not overlook qualified Army officers because of their association with the military. “I don’t discriminate against them and obviously Mr Jagdeo and Mr Ramotar didn’t discriminate against them because I inherited a large number of former military officers who have been appointed by the PPP Administration,” he stated.last_img read more

115 cops authorised to use breathalysers

first_imgA total of 115 Police officers were recently authorised to use breath analysing instruments, otherwise known as breathalysers – devices used for estimating blood alcohol content.Guyana Times understands that only authorised officers are allowed to conduct these tests on civilians who are suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol.The names of these cops were published in the Official Gazette on May 25, 2019, and Traffic Chief Linden Isles is among them.The Gazette states, “In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 39C (10) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, Chapter 51:02 of the Laws of Guyana, the Honourable Vice President and Minister of Public Security has authorised the following officers and ranks of the Guyana Police Force as analysts to operate breath analysing instruments.”Persons can be charged for drunk driving if, when tested, their blood alcohol content is found to exceed the prescribed limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and their blood alcohol concentration exceeds 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.last_img read more

Trackers to hit the road for three games in three nights

first_imgFriday night the team will be in Camrose to skate with the Vikings, Saturday evening the Trackers will move on to play the Leduc Roughnecks, and Sunday morning the Trackers will battle the Sturgeon Mustangs.Times have been tough for the Trackers of late. The team struggled through a difficult November without a win, and have lost their last five games overall.The team next returns to Fort St. John on December 20 for a game against the Strathcona Warriors.- Advertisement –last_img

Rookie scores to lift Chivas over LMU

first_imgCARSON – Rookie forward Anthony Hamilton scored in the 68thminute to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday in the MLS team’s exhibition opener at Home Depot Center. Goalkeepers Preston Burpo and Brad Guzan shared the shutout in a game in which substitution rules were liberalized and Chivas USA fielded entirely different lineups in each half. Burpo played the first half and Guzan the second. Chivas USA chose Hamilton out of UC Irvine in the third round of lastmonth’s supplemental draft. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The game marked the debut of Preki Radosavljevic as Chivas USA’s coach. Radosavljevic was named coach last month, succeeding Bob Bradley, who resigned to become the interim coach of the U.S. men’s national team. last_img read more

Dodgers notes: No decision yet on No. 5 spot

first_img“It’s going to be a very tough decision, but we feel like we can’t go wrong,” Little said. Players return: Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who has been battling a sore right shoulder, will play today against Detroit, his first action since March 1. Furcal will start at shortstop and probably stay in long enough to get two plate appearances. “He has been doing very well the last couple of days, and he is still champing at the bit to get in there,” Little said. “He isn’t the kind of player you can tell to restrict his activities. He plays hard all the time. That is one of the reasons we held him back.” Utility man Marlon Anderson, who hasn’t played all spring because of lingering problems in his surgically repaired right elbow, will make his debut on Thursday night against Washington. Meanwhile, outfielder Jason Repko continued to show improvement in his right groin, which he strained running for a ball on Saturday against Florida. “There is still no time frame (for Repko’s return),” Little said. “But the outlook is more optimistic than it was … when it happened.” Also: Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti left camp to attend the funeral of one of his closest friends, longtime Philadelphia Phillies coach John Vukovich, who died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor at age 59. Colletti met Vukovich when the two were employed by the Chicago Cubs in the early 1980s. Services are scheduled for today in Philadelphia. … The Dodgers will take their only day off Wednesday, but left-hander Randy Wolf will pitch in a minor-league intrasquad game to stay on his normal rotation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dodgers manager Grady Little said Monday that the competition for the vacant fifth spot in the team’s starting rotation – a battle that has only intensified through the first two weeks of Grapefruit League play – might not be settled until after the regular season begins. Meanwhile, although no one will admit it publicly, left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo appears to be slightly ahead of the pack, primarily because he is the one candidate club officials are least comfortable using as a reliever. Little spoke after he watched Brett Tomko and Joe Mays throw three one-hit innings apiece in a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles before 4,579 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Little also watched Kuo pitch two hitless innings on Sunday against Washington and missed a performance by Mark Hendrickson in a Saturday split-squad game in which the veteran lefty turned in three one-hit innings of his own. And now, given the fact the Dodgers don’t have to have a fifth starter until April 10 because of off days, the competition might continue from the bullpen beyond Opening Day. center_img “It’s possible,” Little said. “We have a number of people stretched out and in a position to take on that spot. It could still be a while before we make that decision.” Prolonging the matter would be bad for Mays, a non-roster invitee who probably isn’t a candidate for the bullpen unless a reliever is traded or released. But everyone else – Kuo, Tomko, Chad Billingsley and Mark Hendrickson – is expected to pitch out of the bullpen if not the rotation, allowing the battle to wage on. “I think competition is always good,” Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “This is certainly a nice battle, and I think the team will ultimately be better for it. Pitching becomes contagious, just like hitting can be contagious. I think each guy is showing a good side of himself, which is great. They know what the situation is, and they came in prepared.” Mays has a solid 2.57 ERA, but he struggled Thursday night against Florida and probably is at a distinct disadvantage because the other four competitors all are on the 40-man roster. Tomko hadn’t given up a run all spring until a first-inning leadoff walk to Freddie Bynum led to a manufactured run for the Orioles, but he still has a 1.29ERA. Kuo, meanwhile, has a 1.50ERA through three appearances and has allowed two hits in six innings, but he also has walked six batters. Hendrickson, who struggled mightily before finding himself against the Marlins, has an 8.10 ERA. last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: Watson’s Home and Hardware have carved out a reputation over the years for providing some amazing deals for their loyal band of customers. It’s one of the most popular businesses in the North-West, and the dynamic company continues to go from strength-to-strength. Watson’s Weekly Wonders are a huge hit, and have always struck a chord with Donegal Daily readers.Their latest weekly wonder deal is a fanatstic one, and with the sensational good weather we’re enjoying you can’t put them DIY jobs off any longer.Watson’s are giving customers FOUR days hire for the price of one!Their famed weekend hire deal is back by popular demand! It’s simply hire ANY item this Friday and bring it back Tuesday, and you only pay for ONE day.There’s no excuses to get the job done now with Watson’s!WATSON’S WEEKLY WONDERS: FOUR DAYS HIRE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! was last modified: May 30th, 2016 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:BuisnessnewsWatson’s Weekly Wonderslast_img read more

DDTV: Stunning video captures Northern Lights over Mountcharles

first_imgPhotographer Noel Keating captured the stunning Northern Lights dancing over St. Peter’s Lake during the week.Unfortunately due to the cloud cover we often miss the Aurora, however Noel caught a break in the clouds and set up his camera.Noel says; “What a night this was, cloud finally decided to give us a break for once, all we had to do is wait for the Aurora to show, and with a very faith glow low on the horizon I knew it was only a matter of time. Love how the lake became calm just as the show kicked off giving some reflections on the lake.” “I am always looking out for strange events in the sky and once you learn about how much stuff there is up there it’s a full time job trying to capture them, from Thunderstorms, Aurora’s, Noctilucent clouds… the list is endless.. I don’t do it for money, it’s a complete passion of mine and I have been doing it for years… people don’t realize how many amazing things happen right above our heads here in Donegal.”To keep up with Noel’s work you can follow him on Facebook.  DDTV: Stunning video captures Northern Lights over Mountcharles was last modified: October 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AuroraDDTVMOUNTCHARLESNoel Keatingnorthern lightsphotographerlast_img read more


first_imgMilford GAA News*Intermediate Championship – Group 1*CLG BnaG 0-7 Carndonagh 1-7 Na Galloglaigh were furious today with referee Don Langan as he controversially denied them a stonewall penalty in the 67th minute.Had it been awarded and converted it would have levelled the game up which would have ensured Na Galloglaigh progressed to the Quarter Finals. Instead the lads have crashed out of the Championship despite good draws against Buncrana and Naomh Columba. Ultimately the lads will have nobody to blame but themselves. Their performance was below par and things just didn’t go their way from the get go. Christopher McLaughlin and Ryan Kelly put Carn into a 2 point lead after 3 minutes before a colossal error in the BnaG defence gifted Carn a goal, a stray hand pass by a defender going straight to a Carn forward who fired home from 6 yards. Points from Christopher Barrett and Cathal Mc Gettigan got Na Galloglaigh on the scoreboard but they were guilty of missing too many of their opportunities. In fairness Carn pulled everyone back and crowded out the scoring zone making life difficult for the Na Galloglaigh forwards, however some of the wides were very scorable at times. There were 5 points in it at the break,1-4 to 0-2 and SP Barretts men needed a big second half performance to save their season. While the second half performance was improved, they were still guilty of kicking the game away. Basic errors were being punished as Na Galloglaigh became increasingly frustrated, Don Langan moving frees forward on several occasions. Joey Cullen was introduced for David Curley after 53 minutes and he had a great goal chance well saved by the Carn goalkeeper Ray Lennon soon after. Shortly after this Kane Barrett saw red for a high challenge on Carn centre half back Padraig Doherty, and then several minutes later Carn were also reduced to 14 men as Cathal O’Kane received a second yellow for not wearing a gum shield. These 2 events resulted in a lot of injury time, and in the 67th minute Joey Cullen was dragged to the ground by 3 Carn players but inexplicably the referee gave a wide ball, with even Carn players themselves counting their blessings and wondering how they got away with it. That decision summed up the day for Na Galloglaigh as simply nothing went their way, with the wide count being well into double figures not helping either. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan (0-1), Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Tj Evesson, Conor McNulty (0-1), Manus Boyce, James Doyle, Luc O Bairead, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-2), David Curley, Kane Barrett, Cathal McGettigan (0-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Enda McHugh for Boyce (44m), Joey Cullen for D. Curley (53m), Gary Merritt (0-1) for McGettigan, Jonny Logue, Cormac Friel, Caolan Mc Gettigan. Carndonagh: Ray Lennon, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Doherty, Danny Monagle, Micky Nelson, Padraig Doherty, Ryan Davenport, Cathal O’Kane, Dermot McGonigle, Fergal Doherty, Aaron McCarron, Gerard Doherty, Paddy McCallion, Ryan Kelly (1-1), Christopher McLaughlin (6, 6F). Subs: Seamus Callaghan, Eoin Kelly, Benny Doherty. Conor McCormack, Paddy McLaughlin*G4M&O National Blitz* Our G4M&O Team return to Portmarnock this Saturday for their second National Blitz. The Naomh Mearnog Club host the annual event which is always a great success and our team had a great day at it last year. Last year 1,000n players from 83 enjoyed a day of non-competitive football. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others is designed for women over the age of 18 and not playing football with a club team*Ulster GAA Student Bursary*We would recommend any of our student members to have a look at the Ulster GAA Student Bursary as a means to assist them in their studies. Deadline is 12 noon on Friday 24th October. ‘Ulster GAA welcomes applications from those students from our province regardless whether their attendance is at a college inside or outside of Ulster. Applicants must:– Be attending a full time course at a University or third level college.– Be eligible, under Comhairle Ardoideachasi Constitution and Bye Laws, to play in Higher Education GAA competitions.– Be in their second year of study, or above. i.e. ‘freshers’ are ineligible to apply. – Not in receipt of any other bursary/scholarship or Sports Academy scholarships, where they are in receipt of ‘in kind’ benefits.– Be actively involved in their Higher Education GAA clubApplications can be downloaded from or by contacting the Club directly*Subscribe to Our Newsletter* Our Club Newsletter will be making a return in the coming days, if you would like to be added to the mailing list or your email address has changed please contact us with your name and email by private message on here or text 086-3400082.*U16 Ladies County Final*CLG BnaG 3-11 Gaoth Dobhair 5-06CLG BnaG started the livelier putting Gaoth Dobhair under enormous pressure from the off. Their good play was rewarded with scores from Lianne Boyce and Amy Toye leaving them with a lead of 1-03 to no score after just 8 minutes of play. Gaoth Dobhair finally got to grips with the game and landed their first score on 10 mins. On 14 minutes Aoife Donnelly engineered one of the scores of the game assisting Lianne Boyce who cooly slotted the ball over the bar. Gaoth Dobhair scored a goal on 18 minutes which really sparked them into to life. They mounted on their attack and only for some fine goalkeeping by Rachel Roarty the damage could have been worse during this period. It was end to end stuff with Na Galloglaigh being awarded a penalty on 22 mins as Amy Toye was knocked to the ground. Boyce narrowly pointed the spot kick. Toye could easily have had another penalty inside 2 minutes but the referee did not see the foul and allowed play to continue from which Gaoth Dobhair hurried up the pitch and rattled the net again. The 24th minute saw a key moment in the game when the Milford net minder was sin binned for a clash in which would see Roarty have to retire from the game with injury. Gaoth Dobhair fired home the penalty to see them lead for the first time. They hit a purple patch from here and contributed another goal and 2 points before the break with a 1 point reply from Boyce leaving the half time score at 1-06 to 3-03 in favour of the Gaoth Dobhair ladies. From the restart Gaoth Dobhair hit the first score but this was to be their only score until the 17th minute. Our girls powered forward with points from Shauna McBride and Rebecca Ryan. The 43th minute saw the biggest talking point of the game. Boyce pointed but the 2 Gaoth Dobhair Umpires waved it wide. The ball very clearly going inside the posts and while the referee overruled them, amid the arguments he appeared not to note this score. On the 44th minute Boyce superbly placed a free from 18 yards into the back of the net. McBride pointed again. Gaoth Dobhair replied with a well worked goal in the 52nd minute. From here on the Na Galloglaigh defence were in control with Roisin Docherty particularly standing out with some excellent interceptions and tackles. Aisling McHugh was quite harshly sin binned in the 54th minute for reacting to a very high tackle on her. Boyce pointed again in the 56th minute from play and Amy Toye added a wonderful goal in 58th minute. Boyce pointed twice again to leave us level by the ref’s score. Gaoth Dobhair had the last attack of the game with a calmly taken point. On the final whistle neither team reacted until the ref said Gaoth Dobhair had won by a point much to the confusion of the players, management, and supporters. Overall the girls showed great heart to come from 6 points down at half time. They dictated the play for large parts of the 2nd half. Best for BnaGG were Lianne Boyce who was involved in almost every attack, Aoife Donnelly worked exceptionally hard in the middle of the field, and Roisin Docherty who was solid in the full back line. Team: Rachel Roarty, Arlene Flood, Myia Nyham, Roisin Docherty, Maria Afxentious, Aisling Mchugh, Emma Mcgettigan, Aoife Donnelly, Niamh Gallagher, Amy Toye(1-01), Lianne Boyce(2-08), Claudia Ward, Nicole Curran, Rebecca Ryan(0-01), Shauna McBride(0-02). Subs: Saoirse Kelly, Bronagh Barrett, Rhianna Bolton, Rebecca Davis, Kerri Gallagher, Aoife McGee, Terri Ferry, Rachel Conaghan, Ciara O’Donnell, Ciara Murray, Aoife Mc Gettigan, Jenna McGroarty (for Roarty 34 mins), Bronagh Durning (for Curran 24 mins), Sinead Mccahill (for Afxentious Half time) Injured: Megan Nyham.*U12 Girls Parish League Finals*After 4 weeks of qualifying matches; the long awaited inaugural finals of the girls U12 Parish League took place last Friday evening at Moyle Park. The Semi-Final match between Megan Ryan’s team (managed by Mary McGinley) and Saoirse Kelly-Cullen’s team (managed by Tara Friel) was narrowly won by Megan’s team, with great scores from both teams, including Kirsty Dolan and Megan Ryan and Kelsey Mc Ateer and Saoirse Kelly-Cullen. The defences played a huge part in both teams with Anna Russell, Cliodhna McCotter-Kelly, Leah Afxentiou and Katelyn Hosford very strong for Megan’s team while Sarah Barrett, Millie Trearty and Emma Folen kept the back line very tight with Mary Barrett’s great ball-stopping skills and accurate kick-outs very effective for Saoirse’s team. The hand-passing skills from both teams was very impressive with Orla Mc Cleary, Beth Mc Fadden, Charlotte Davis and Kirsty Carr outstanding for Megan’s team while Aine Docherty and Mia Ferry were equally impressive for Saoirse’s team. After a short break, with the skies darkening, Megan’s team then faced the challenge of table-toppers Megann Ferry’s team (managed by Darren McAteer and Maia Nyhan). Megan Ryan herself was very impressive in this match but Aisling Mc Cormack also scored some very good points for Megann Ferry’s team to keep them in the match. The back line kept the scores down with Megann Ferry, Demi Hunter and Megan Mc Gettigan working very well together to get the ball out of defence. Danielle Kerr worked hard at midfield while Charlotte Claydon and Anna Mc Fadden displayed great ball handling skills in the forward line. A special mention must go to Aisling Patton Gallagher for her great net-minding skills. A big thank you to the referee, Caoimhe Barrett, who made sure the games ran smoothly and fairly, to all the managers for encouraging and leading their teams, to Anne-Marie Ferry and Anne Trearty who looked after the catering and to the parents and families who turned up to cheer the girls on. Overall the quality of football was of a high standard with good ball handling skills despite the wet conditions. There has been a great improvement in the girls’ skills over the past year, in particular those girls who only began playing Gaelic football earlier this year with the ‘Gaelic for Girls’ initiative and with a lot of these girls moving up to U14 level next year, the future is looking bright for girls’ Gaelic football in CLG Baile na nGalloglach.*U10 Parish League Finals*The much anticipated U10 Parish League Semi Finals and Finals take place this Saturday at Moyle Park with throw ins at 4pm sharp. Table toppers Team 3, captained by Eoin McGettigan, take on Team 1 captained by Alec McConigley, and in the other Semi Final, Team 4 led by Paul Ryan take on Team 2 skippered by Shaun Coffey. There have been some outstanding games at the group stages and we are looking forward to some high quality football played in a sporting manner on Saturday. We encourage as many parents, grandparents, Club members as possible to come along and support the children in the games and hopefully make it a very enjoyable and memorable day for the children. League tables are provided at*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 4-5-9-16. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner, wins €70. Michael McElwee, Kilmacrennan. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,560.*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to collecting even more this year!*Scor na nOg*It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email*Irish Language Classes*Anyone interested in taking up the great Irish language classes provided by the Club are asked to contact Brendan Ward (074-9152455/086-3409183) or Josie Ramsey as soon as possible as classes will begin again in mid October*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website ( and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD CRASH OUT OF THE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER DEFEAT TO CARNDONAGH was last modified: October 14th, 2014 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more