first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo, Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, clenches his fist after scoring a point against Gael Monfils, of Franc,e in the men’s singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka says there has been a “worrying decline in moral standards” in tennis as “politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” In a letter published Friday, May 3 in The Times of London, Wawrinka discusses the case of Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned this week from the ATP board of directors after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches.As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: “Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport’s “worrying decline in moral standards” and outlined several aspects of the ongoing drama enveloping the men’s tour — and causing more of a racket than the rackets themselves.“I feel compelled to express my views on this regrettable period in our sport,” said Wawrinka, who once was ranked as high as No. 3 and is currently 33rd after a series of injuries. “This episode has left many players, myself included, concerned about the direction tennis is heading in.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThere certainly has been a lot going on behind the scenes with regard to who runs the men’s professional tour, and lately it’s been spilling into public view. The conversation is sure to continue until a key vote for the ATP board of directors takes place May 14 in Rome — and through the next Grand Slam tournament, which begins at Roland Garros on May 26.Wawrinka slammed the representatives on the board and the player council, saying the problem is not with the governing structure but the caliber of the people in positions of importance. Rafael Nadal, who has won 11 of his 17 Grand Slam titles at the French Open, was among those who said they were not consulted before the decision was made to push out Kermode when his current term closes at the end of 2019.“Many players feel that they were not represented properly throughout the last few months, during which so much has happened politically. I agree with them,” Wawrinka wrote. “I do not want to be associated with anyone who played a part in this, let alone be represented by them. I want to be represented by people with clear, strong ethical values.”Novak Djokovic, who was involved in the Kermode situation through his position as president of the ATP player council, conceded that the business matters might have taken a toll on his performance.After earlier-than-expected losses at Indian Wells and Miami, the top-ranked Djokovic said: “Way too many things off the court. I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Wawrinka’s letter mentions “political chaos” and the “numerous conflicts of interest” that plague tennis. It also prominently discusses a topic about which he already had been outspoken: Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned from the tour board this week after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. While Gimelstob’s case still was pending, he was allowed to remain in his powerful ATP post.The 42-year-old American was sentenced April 22 to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year’s worth of anger management classes for what prosecutors said was Gimelstob’s attack of Randall Kaplan as they trick-or-treated with their kids in Los Angeles on Halloween in 2017.In a statement to the court, Kaplan said Gimelstob struck him multiple times and threatened to kill him.“There is no place in our sport for those who behave like Justin. The lack of responses from people involved in the game, particularly at the beginning of this saga, when he was charged last December, was alarming,” Wawrinka wrote. “This is a situation where silence amounts to complicity.”Wawrinka also referred to what he called a “concerted plot” to oust Chris Kermode as executive chairman and president of the ATP. 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first_imgThe principal of Dawah Ummah High School on 17th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia Mr. Ishmailla A. Sheriff says honesty, teamwork, fair play, and respect for others are benefits for playing sports.Speaking at a program making the 3rd anniversary of the school’s separate sports team called the Yellow House, at the campus of the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street, Wednesday he said physical education is vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. “The benefits of sports reach beyond the impact on the physical well-being of athletes and their value cannot be underestimated,” he said.Principal Sheriff said one of the essential components of quality education is sports and said sport programs do not just promote physical activity, but also correlate to improve academic performance under specific conditions.Sports, he said can also, under right conditions, provide health options to deviant behaviors such as drug abuse, violence and crime. “Physical education and sports have an educational impact and this shows the positive relationship between involving in physical activity and psychosocial development,” Mr. Sheriff told the students.He noted that these learning aspects highlight the impact on physical education in terms of the physical and health aspects of a child and his development. He noted that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that focuses mostly on the positive effects of sports on the physical health, growth and development of athletes. He went further to narrate that physical education and sport also build good healthy habits that encourage lifelong participation in physical activities. “This extends the impact of physical education beyond the school and highlights the potential impact of physical education on public health,” he said. Principal Sheriff then encouraged the students and the administration of the school to expand its sports programs with extensive focus on the development of technical skills. He called on the secretariat and school board to compliment the endeavor of the administration as the case may be.He noted that “the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is now using sports and play programmes to encourage young people, particularly girls and young women to attend school within the refugee camp across the world.”UNICEF, he said, has a strong focus on using sports to campaign for girls’ education as well as promoting education through events and awareness campaigns. Sports based programs; Mr. Sheriff told the students, have been proven to improve the learning performances of children and young people, encouraging school attendance and the desire to succeed academically, whilst majority research into the health and development impacts of sports has been conducted in developed countries. Meanwhile, the programme was characterized with the presentation the house king queen and other colorful performance by the students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgBakary casually juggled with the ball in his penalty area and lost possession to scorer Mateus while Djakaridja was equally careless as he allowed former Manchester United striker Manucho become the matchwinner.While the Burkinabe were gifting three points to Angola in a game considered by many pundits as a virtual second-place play-off, hot group favourites Ivory Coast won 1-0 against spirited Sudan via a Drogba header.Portuguese coach Paulo Duarte admits his team “need to score more goals and improve their positional play and defending,” to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals for only the second time in eight attempts.Since defeating Guinea at the mini-league stage of the 1998 tournament they hosted, Burkina Faso have drawn six matches, lost nine, scored 13 goals and conceded 28 at the biennial African football showpiece.Those statistics translate to four first round exits since finishing fourth in Ouagadougou 14 years ago while Ivory Coast have come second and fourth during the same time spell.This is the third consecutive Cup of Nations in which they have been installed as the media and bookmakers’ favourites to lift the trophy and coach Francois Zahoui was satisfied with a solid if unspectacular start.“Our target is to win a short and very difficult competition,” stressed the former Italy-based professional hoping to become the first black coach to lift the Cup of Nations since compatriot Yeo Martial 20 years ago.That was the only time the Elephants conquered Africa and success was based on a powerful defence backed by outstanding goalkeeper Alain Gouamene that did not concede a goal in five outings.“There are many things we can improve on, but the important thing is winning the Cup. I’m not saying the way we play is unimportant, but our first priority now is to beat Burkina Faso.”That proved beyond the Ivory Coast class of 2010 — which is very similar to the one here two years later — as they drew 0-0 with the Burkinabe in Angolan enclave Cabinda.There is intense rivalry between these neighbours and Duarte included Ivory Coast-born midfielders Djakaridja Kone and Abdoul Razak Traore in a squad that includes footballers from 15 clubs across Europe and the Middle East.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, January 25 – Burkina Faso must stop conceding soft goals if they are to have any hope of defeating Ivory Coast on Thursday and getting their Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on track.Error-ridden defending cost the Stallions from west Africa dearly in the opening Group B matches last weekend as they slumped 2-1 to Angola in this island capital of co-hosts Equatorial Guinea.Culprits like the unrelated Bakary Kone and Djakaridja Kone know the Elephants possess some of the most clinical finishers on the continent in captain Didier Drogba, Chelsea team-mate Salomon Kalou and Gervinho from Arsenal.last_img read more

first_imgThe president said the fight against terrorism is a battle of good against evil; he referred to it as struggle over ideology many times. Brown steered away from that. “Terrorism is not a cause; it is a crime,” he said. “It is a crime against humanity.” Bush said he listened carefully to Brown’s thinking and was reassured. “He gets it,” Bush said. “What’s interesting about this struggle … is that he understand it’s an ideological struggle, and he does,” Bush said. The United Kingdom’s commitment to the war is essential to the Bush administration. Bush didn’t directly answer whether he planned to pass on the war to the next president, who will take office in January 2009. But he suggested that was likely. “This is going to take a long time in Iraq, just like the ideological struggle is going to take a long time,” Bush said. In turn, Brown would not answer directly when asked to identify mistakes in how the war has been managed. Brown said there have been problems but also successes. He noted his nation’s ability to hand control back to Iraqis in three of four provinces the British oversee. The leaders spoke in broad strokes about areas of agreement: halting violence in Darfur, pushing through an international trade deal, combatting HIV/AIDS and malaria. If Bush had any dissatisfaction about what he heard from Brown on Iraq, he didn’t reveal it. Notably, though, Brown covered his bases. After leaving Bush, he met with U.S. congressional leaders on Capitol Hill, where support for Bush on the war is fading. In deference to the U.S.-British relationship, Bush gave Brown the treatment reserved for special leaders: a coveted overnight stay at the presidential retreat here, three meals of all-American fare and introductory talks spanning a range of weighty matters. Asked for differences between Blair and Brown, Bush said, “He’s a Scotsman,” and not nearly as dour or humorless as the press had described. Aides said the leaders’ talks Sunday and Monday were full, frank and businesslike. “You know, he probably wasn’t sure what to expect from me,” the president said. “I kinda had a sense of the kind of person I was going to be dealing with. I would describe Gordon Brown as a principled man who really wants to get something done.” Their news conference had light moments, and a couple of awkward ones. Twice, Bush seemed to grade Brown, like a mentor looking over the new guy. He praised Brown for his steady response to a terror threat at home in his second day on the job. “You’ve proved your worthiness as a leader. And I thank you for that,” Bush said. At the end of the news conference, Bush told Brown, “Good job,” as he has done to others before. Brown bypassed first impressions of Bush in favor of touting common national values. “We are at one in fighting the battle against terrorism,” Brown said. “And that struggle is one that we will fight with determination and with resilience.” Bush offered some trademark needling. When Brown said six of his Cabinet members are under 40, Bush replied: “You must be feeling damn old, then.” The president extended the same courtesy to the British press, which Brown noted. “You better cover up your bald head. It’s getting hot out here,” Bush told a BBC reporter with whom he has scrapped at news conferences before. By the time the reporter said, “I never knew you cared, sir” Bush and Brown had walked away, seemingly well outside of earshot. But Bush heard him and said, “I don’t.” In Washington later, Brown visited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. After being introduced to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and her Republican counterpart, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, he praised the two countries’ relationship. “I believe Winston Churchill came here, to the House, and said many years ago that our joint inheritance is a belief in liberty, a belief in opportunity for all and a belief in the dignity of every individual,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAMP DAVID, Md. – President Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown forged a unified stand on Iraq Monday, aiming to head off talk of a splintering partnership in the face of an unpopular war. “There’s no doubt in my mind he understands the stakes of the struggle,” Bush said of Brown after two days of talks at the tranquil presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains. The visit was closely watched for any sign of daylight between the president and prime minister after four years of unwavering support by Tony Blair, Brown’s predecessor. Blair was saddled with the nickname “poodle” by critics at home he felt he was too compliant with Bush’s policies, particularly in Iraq. Brown told Bush that he shares the U.S. view of gradually turning over security of Iraq to its own people, based on signs of clear progress and advice from military leaders. “We have duties to discharge and responsibilities to keep in support of the democratically elected government,” Brown said of Britain’s commitment to Iraq. Still, as the U.S. has built up troops, Britain has been pulling them out. Britain has around 5,500 troops based mainly on the outskirts of Basra. That’s a significant drawdown since the war began, and Brown hinted more reductions were coming. There were also subtle but notable differences between the leaders – mainly in how they described the terrorist threat – that could end up having broader significance. Brown maintained that “Afghanistan is the front line against terrorism,” in contrast to Bush’s common refrain the Iraq is the central front in the war on terror. last_img read more

first_img3 Roberto Firmino, Alex Teixeira and Philippe Coutinho 3 Teixeira in a 4-2-3-1:center_img Liverpool and Shakhtar Donetsk are still very much locked in talks over a deal for Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira.The Ukrainian side reportedly rejected a second Reds bid on Monday in the region of £28m, according to Sky Sports.While the two clubs’ valuations of the player still appear some distance apart, Teixeira has made it clear of his desire to leave Ukraine in this transfer window to enhance his international recognition.Teixeira – who has struck 26 goals in as many games across all competitions this season – has amazingly never played for his country and feels moving to Western Europe could facilitate his first call up.Liverpool’s struggles in front of goal this season have been well publicized. The Reds have mustered just 30 goals in 23 Premier League games this season and five of those came in the daft last-gasp win at Norwich on Saturday lunchtime.Christian Benteke has struggled to make an impression while Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings are all injured, leaving Jurgen Klopp with little room for experimentation.Roberto Firmino has emerged as Liverpool’s standard bearer in recent weeks in the face of a debilitating injury crisis, with the Brazilian notching four goals in his last three games including a brace against Arsenal.And it is Firmino and Brazilian compatriot Philippe Coutinho who Teixeira should thrive around. Klopp has made it no secret that he yearns for fluidity and mobility in his attacking line and the thought of the trio in a Samba triumvirate buzzing around, interchanging relentlessly, is mouthwatering.Teixeira’s versatility is one of his most attractive traits. After Fernandinho’s departure to Manchester City in 2013, he even dropped into a more defensive midfield role but he has largely operated as a number ten or support striker. His proficiency in front of goal this season, however, suggests Liverpool would look to deploy him as far forward as possible.Adam Lallana’s anonymity this campaign – he hadn’t scored in the Premier League until the weekend win at Carrow Road – means he’s the one likely to make way if the Teixeira deal does go through before next Monday.Considering Klopp’s preferred formations and Sturridge’s continued absence from the side, is this how Liverpool could line up with Teixeira in their ranks?Teixeira in a 4-3-3: 3last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesA judge ordered the city to pay $1.1 million in legal fees and other expenses to the rapper’s family. A new trial was set for early next year. There was no new evidence that prompted the formation of the task force. But evidence discovered by the detectives could help the city in its argument against the family’s claims. B.I.G., whose given name was Christopher Wallace, was 24 when he was gunned down March 9, 1997, while leaving a party at a Los Angeles museum. The New York rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls, was one of the most influential hip-hop artists of the 1990s. The investigative team is exploring the theory that Wallace was killed by a member of the Southside Crips gang as part of a hip-hop feud that involved the slaying of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas six months earlier. The investigators also are pursuing allegations that Wallace was killed by a member of the Bloods gang hired by Marion “Suge” Knight, the owner of Shakur’s record label. Knight has denied any involvement in the killing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A task force of six veteran homicide detectives has been assembled to investigate the unsolved 1997 killing of rap star Notorious B.I.G. The task force was confirmed Monday by Officer Norma Eisenman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. She did not have additional details. The new probe comes in the face of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the rapper’s mother, Violetta Wallace, and other relatives, who say rogue police officers were involved in the killing. The lawsuit filed by the Wallace family ended in a mistrial last year when it was discovered that a police detective intentionally hid statements by a jailhouse informant linking the killing to two former officers. last_img read more

first_img RANKED 4 “I don’t think we could’ve done too much more with the quality that is out there,” he said. “One or two goals we’ll pick apart where we could’ve done better, especially the first one, but the gulf between the two teams is far too much to make up tonight.“We’re talking about United, Arsenal, and Chelsea bridging the gap between themselves and the top three – we’re halfway down League One so we’ve got no chance.”Seven of City’s goals came in a 40-minute spell either side of half-time, from Jesus scoring the second on the half-hour mark to Walker making it 8-0 in the 70th minute.“They’re professional, they keep going and don’t ever ease off,” Clough said. “They don’t just beat you, they annihilate you. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Guardiola consoles the Burton goalkeeper BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE That was also why Guardiola was quick to run on to the pitch to speak to the Burton players at the full-time whistle.“I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament,” he said. “When you get to the semi-finals and you have beaten Premier League teams and mythic teams like Aston Villa or Middlesbrough, the reason why they are here, they deserve incredible credit.“We are not a team that have a lot of titles in our museum so every chance to make a final you have to take. It doesn’t matter what happened last season, you have to take it.“The only way is to take it seriously. I said to the players, respecting the opponent is to be who we are. That’s what we have done and that’s why we are pleased.” no dice huge blow Latest Football News There may be another 90 minutes to come at the Pirelli Stadium in a fortnight’s time, but City can start making bookings for the final at Wembley next month after piling up the highest score seen in an English cup semi-final.“We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn’t expect to score so many goals,” Guardiola said.“It’s good for us because we can play the second team and players who don’t play so many minutes. In this incredible schedule, we have a little bit of a break in that week to prepare for the other competitions.” 4 MONEY “It’s not very pleasant when you’re on the other end of it, but I’ve just said to the players, if that front five players in the final of the Champions League… if they make it… they’ll give Real Madrid problems or whoever problems, so they’re going to give us problems.”But while the scoreline threatened to put a dampener on the occasion – as did traffic problems on the road north from Burton – Clough said the club and their fans could still be proud.“It’s not about tonight, it’s about Burton Albion getting to the semi-final of the League Cup,” he said. “That’s why we had several thousands supporters here celebrating the fact we’ll probably never be here again.” After De Bruyne’s header five minutes in, City needed another 25 minutes to find the net – almost conceding in the meantime – but after Jesus scored a quickfire double after the half-hour mark, they were relentless in pushing forward and were looking for a 10th when the final whistle went.“It’s the best way to respect the competition and respect the opponents,” Guardiola said. “If you are 4-0 up and forget to continue, you don’t have respect for the competition or your opponent. The best way is do what we have to do.”There were no complaints about City’s attitude from Burton boss Nigel Clough, who could do little more than hold up his hands. 4 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Jesus bagged four goals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Burton’s Carabao Cup run is surely over REVEALED Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted even he didn’t expect the 9-0 annihilation of Burton which rendered the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final all but meaningless.Gabriel Jesus bagged four, with Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also getting in on the act for a rampant City. REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury City were in a rampant mood last_img read more

first_imgLoreto Secondary School, Letterkenny and Letterkenny Golf Club continue to promote new sporting opportunities for its Transition Year Students by hosting a ‘Come & Try Golf’ in the school recently.Rory Leonard, Development Officer from the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) delivered the programme of activities which introduced the girls to the basic skills of golf, such as putting, chipping, pitching and driving skills.Ray was assisted by Deirdre O’Toole, Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP) and Ulster ILGU Junior Development Committee with Ms Jackie Ireland, Lady Captain and Ms Mary Fowley, Lady Vice-Captain, Letterkenny Golf Club, lending a helping hand. Lady Captain, Jackie Ireland, Letterkenny Golf Club assisting with some chipping instructions at the recent at Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny Come & Try Golf EventThis is the second year of this unique partnership between the Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny and Letterkenny Golf Club, Ladies Branch which was spearheaded by teacher and golfer, Brid Mulhern and Principal, Nora Friel and supported through Donegal Sports Partnerships (DSP) Women in Sport Programme and the ILGU and CGI with great credit going to Letterkenny Golf Club Lady Captain, Jackie Ireland and Mary Fowley, Lady Vice-Captain and their members for playing key roles in supporting the delivery of this programme to the girls in the school and in turn promoting golfing opportunities within their club.A follow-on programme of activities is being arranged for the transition year students interested in taking part in the coaching sessions with Letterkenny Golf Club, Ladies Branch and their PGA Professional, Seamus McMonagle with ongoing support from Donegal Sports Partnership, ILGU and CGI. Loreto TY girls get into the swing of things! was last modified: November 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgAward-winning travel writer Zoë McIntyre and photographer Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi, from the prestigious National Geographic Traveller magazine, are visiting Donegal this week. Late last year, Donegal topped National Geographic Traveller’s ‘The Cool List: 17 for 2017’, so Donegal Tourism invited Zoë and Alecsandra to come and experience at first-hand the spectacular scenery and the wealth of things to see and do in this part of Ireland.Donegal is due to be the focus of a special National Geographic glossy supplement this year, so the duo are visiting and photographing the best of the county for this feature. Sarah Meehan, Donegal Tourism (centre), with photographer Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi (left) and travel writer Zoë McIntyre (right), outside Donegal Airport.Zoë and Alecsandra flew to Donegal Airport, recently voted the world’s second most scenic airport landing. Their busy programme includes visits to Horn Head, Doe Castle, Fanad Head Lighthouse, Malin Head, Fort Dunree, Donegal Castle, Glenveagh National Park and Castle, the Slieve League Cliffs and Donegal Craft Village.They’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Donegal Brewing Company, a surfing lesson with Bundoran Surf Co, as well as some well-deserved ‘down time’ in Lough Eske Castle.Donegal was named Number 1 Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017 in National Gepgraphic Traveller last yearJulie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted that journalist Zoë McIntyre and photographer Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi have taken the time to visit Donegal this week. It’s an excellent opportunity to highlight the county and to maximise the superb National Geographic Traveller ‘cool’ accolade.“Visits like this are a really effective way of generating positive exposure, helping to showcase the superb tourism experience on offer in Donegal to a huge audience of potential holidaymakers across Britain and inspiring them to put Donegal on their holiday ‘wish list’ for 2017.” National Geographic Traveller team checks out ‘cool’ Donegal was last modified: May 31st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:coolest placedonegal tourismnational geographic travellerlast_img read more

first_imgIf Cork City weren’t so dominant this season then Bray Wanderers would be serious contenders for the League of Ireland Premier Division title. That’s according to Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan as his team prepares to host Bray at Finn Park tomorrow night (kick-off 8.00). “Bray is a proper side. If Cork City weren’t so strong then they would certainly have a very big chance of winning the league this season. They improved in the second half of last season and have just got better again this year. They put five goals past us at the Carlisle Grounds at the end of March and are second in the table coming to play us at Finn Park. Adding players of the quality of Aaron Greene and Gary McCabe gives them a great chance of qualifying for Europe. We have our work cut out to get something from every game we play but it will be particularly difficult against Bray” said Horgan, who will watch the match from the stand after receiving a one match suspension following his dismissal during the Bohemians game at Dalymount Park at the beginning of the month.After three straight defeats the manager is desperate to get a result tomorrow night but the news is not much better on the casualty list with Eddie Dsane, Danny Morrissey, Jonny Bonner, Packie Mailey and B.J. Banda absent again. Paddy McCourt is rated very doubtful again with a hip problem but keeper Harry Doherty could return to the squad after that serious head injury sustained against Sligo Rovers at the beginning of May. Barry Molloy will return after suspension but Pascal Millien is still not available having not yet received a work permit.“We still have a lot of players out, but I’m not going to make excuses because of that. We have to get on with the players that are available. We have still managed to get out decent first elevens that should have been capable of taking something from the Drogheda and Bohemians games. And we did well against Cork for an hour at Turners Cross before they got the second goal” Horgan concluded. Ciaran O’Connor – 4Sean Houston – 4 (1 EA Sports Cup)Jonny Bonner – 2 (2 EA Sports Cup)Ethan Boyle – 1Kilian Cantwell – 1Caolan McAleer – 1Paddy McCourt – 1BJ Banda – 1Michael Funston – 1 LAST MEETING WITH BRAY WANDERERSFriday 3rd Match 2017.  Carlisle Grounds.  League of Ireland Premier Division.Bray Wanderers 5 Anthony Flood 9, Gary McCabe 20, Aaron Greene 43, Gary McCabe 59, Dylan Connolly 68Finn Harps 3 Ciaran O’Connor 33, 48, Ethan Boyle 75Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Hugh Douglas, Tim Clancy, Conor Kenna, Kevin Lynch; John Sullivan, Keith Buckley (Mark Salmon 66), Gary McCabe (Karl Moore 90+1); Aaron Greene, Dylan Connolly, Anthony Flood.Subs not used: Lee Steacy (gk), Derek Foran, Jamie Aherne, Jason Marks, Ryan Brennan.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher (Harry Doherty 61); Ethan Boyle, Damien McNulty, Killian Cantwell, Ciaran Coll; Barry Molloy (Gareth Harkin 73), Jonny Bonner, Sean Houston, Michael Funston (Paddy McCourt 63), Caolan McAleer; Ciaran O’Connor.Subs not used: Packie Mailey, Thomas McMonagle, Danny Morrissey, Eddie Dsane. FINN HARPS RESULTS 2017Fri 24-Feb          Finn Harps 0-1 Cork CityFri 03-Mar          Bray Wanderers 5–3 Finn HarpsFri 10-Mar          Finn Harps 1-1 Galway UtdMon 13-Mar       St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-2 Finn HarpsSat 18-Mar         Limerick 1-1 Finn HarpsSat 25-Mar         Finn Harps 2-1 Sligo RoversFri 31-Mar          Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Finn HarpsMon 03-Apr        Finn Harps 3-1 Cockhill Celtic (EA Sports Cup)Fri 07-Apr           Finn Harps 0-2 DundalkFri 14-Apr           Derry City 0-2 Finn HarpsMon 16-Apr        Finn Harps 0-1 Sligo Rovers (EA Sports Cup)Fri 21-Apr           Finn Harps 0-2 Drogheda UnitedFri 28-Apr           Cork City 5-0 Finn Harps ———————————————————————————————————————— LAST 10 GAMES v BRAY WANDERERS28-May-05     Finn Harps 1-2 Bray Wanderers (Premier Division)19-Aug-05      Bray Wanderers 2-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)18-Nov-05      Finn Harps 2-4 Bray Wanderers (Premier Division)04-Apr-08       Bray Wanderers 1-0 Finn Harps (Premier Division)27-Jun-08      Finn Harps 1-0 Bray Wanderers (Premier Division)26-Sep-08      Bray Wanderers 0-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)15-Apr-16       Finn Harps 1-0 Bray Wanderers (Premier Division)16-Jul-16        Bray Wanderers 1-0 Finn Harps (Premier Division)07-Oct-16       Finn Harps 2-1 Bray Wanderers (Premier Division)03-Mar-17      Bray Wanderers 5-3 Finn Harps (Premier Division)center_img Team NewsSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Paddy McCourt, Harry DohertyInjured: Eddie Dsane, Danny Morrissey, Jonny Bonner, Packie Mailey and B.J. Banda FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2017 (All competitions) FINN HARPS REMAINING FIXTURES 201712-May, 8pm     Finn Harps v Bray Wanderers, Finn Park19-May, 7.45pm Galway United v Finn Harps, Eamonn Deacy Park22/23 May, 8pm Finn Harps v St Patrick’s Athletic, Finn Park26-May, 8pm     Finn Harps v Limerick, Finn Park02-Jun, 7.45pm                                       Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps, Showgrounds16-Jun, 8pm      Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers, Finn Park23-Jun, 7.45pm                                       Dundalk v Finn Harps, Oriel Park30-Jun, 8pm      Finn Harps v Derry City, Finn Park07-Jul, 7.45pm Drogheda United v Finn Harps, United Park14-Jul, 8pm        Finn Harps v Bohemian FC, Finn Park21-Jul, 8pm        Finn Harps v Cork City, Finn Park28-Jul, 7.45pm Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps, Carlisle Grounds04-Aug, 8pm      Finn Harps v Galway United, Finn Park18-Aug, 7.45pm                                      St Patrick’s Athletic v Finn Harps, Richmond Park02-Sep, 6.30pm                                      Limerick v Finn Harps, Market Field15-Sep, 8pm      Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers, Finn Park22-Sep, 8pm      Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps, Tallaght Stadium07-Oct, 7.45pm Finn Harps v Dundalk, Finn Park15-Oct, 2pm       Derry City v Finn Harps, Maginn Park20-Oct, 8pm       Finn Harps v Drogheda United, Finn Park27-Oct, 7.45pm Bohemian FC v Finn Harps, Dalymount Park Compiled by Finn Harps Media Team, fhfcmedia@gmail.comlast_img read more