DeRozan scores 27 as Raptors beat Rockets

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) loses the ball as he collides with Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) on a drive to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON, Texas—The Toronto Raptors have struggled to close out games against good teams this season.They solved that Tuesday night, getting 27 points from DeMar DeRozan while holding off the Rockets 129-113 despite a couple late runs by Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Just as important, DeRozan thinks he knows the key for Toronto holding leads going forward.“Liking this feeling,” he said. “You’ve got to love this feeling so you don’t got to go out there having too many of them close games that you lost, feeling upset, got to wait until the next game. You’ve got to want to continue to have this feeling and that should work out everything else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneToronto led by 12 at halftime and had to repeatedly shut down rally attempts from the Rockets.“Consistency in this league is a hard thing to grab, and that’s what we’ve got to reach for, grab for each and every night,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “If we could bottle tonight, the energy, the toughness, the togetherness we had tonight, it (would be) special.” 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES James Harden had 38 points and made 19 of 19 foul shots for the Rockets, who ended a six-game winning streak.“We weren’t sharp,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Sometimes you let down and it’s hard to turn it back on. We tried, we got close in the second half, but we just didn’t have enough.”Houston scored six straight points, including three free throws from Harden, to make it 108-103 with about 7 1/2 minutes left.Delon Wright made a free throw for the Raptors soon after that, and OG Anunoby connected for Toronto’s first field goal in more than three minutes on a 3-pointer with 6:25 remaining. After Wright’s layup, Kyle Lowry stole the ball from Harden, and DeRozan finished on the other end with a dunk to make it 116-103.Harden got Houston going again with a four-point play. The free throw was his 19th, setting a franchise record for most foul shots without a miss in a game.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? DeRozan and Serge Ibaka had back-to-back dunks after Harden’s big play to make it 120-107 with about three minutes left and send many of the home fans toward the exits.Harden had 11 assists and six rebounds. He has scored at least 20 points and had seven or more assists in every game this season.The Raptors scored the first five points of the second half to make it 81-64 and pushed their lead to 19 points midway through the third on Lowry’s 3-pointer.Toronto led by 21 before Houston made five straight points, capped by a 3-point play by Tarik Black. That was the start of a nice run for the Rockets, and they used a 9-3 spurt after that to cut the lead to 97-87. Harden made four points in that span, and Eric Gordon capped it with a layup.Houston led by eight points during the first half, but the Raptors used a 45-point second quarter to take a 76-64 edge into halftime.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight View commentslast_img read more

As Ebola Epidemic Over-stretches Health workers Nationwide,Stink Dirt, Flood water Swallow Monrovia’s Major Streets

first_imgAs the Ebola virus disease overwhelms Liberian health workers and global support partners nationwide, stink dirt and perennial flood water continue to swallow most of Monrovia’s major streets.Some of the nation’s ill-equipped health facilities and the vulnerable health workers have now become and continue to be helpless victims of the deadly Ebola virus in many parts of Liberia.Professional health commentators have revealed that after the Ebola virus is contained and controlled in the coming months in Liberia, it won’t be surprised  that there will be a new brain drain in the nation’s health sector.The health commentators also expressed the hope that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and global partners are making short and long term plans to train and equip health workers and strengthen institutions in Liberia.As a result of the embarrassing situation, commuters, businesspeople and ordinary Liberians continue to perpetually encounter difficulties in terms of movement and conveyance of goods and services in several parts of Monrovia.Sadly, each time there is a heavy pour of rains, most of Monrovia’s strategic streets are engulfed with dirty flood water from the clogged drainages.For the past several years, residents, businesspeople and other Liberians have complained endlessly with no genuine remedy from the relevant agencies of the Liberian Government.As the final phase of the Rainy Season draws to an end, some preparations should be made to reconstruct and rehabilitate all of Monrovia’s major streets in order to ensure the free flow  of goods, people and services.Correspondingly, flood water continuously coming out of the clogged   drainages contain dangerous air and water borne diseases that are potential   threats to human beings, especially the urban dwellers of Monrovia and its environs.As for the offensive dirt, it always plays sanctuary to deadly insects, wild spiders, scorpions and harmful snakes that are some of the biggest enemies to children and women who throw dirt at the various dumpsites in Monrovia.Besides, the various dumpsites are also perpetual sanctuaries for mosquito breeding that are also threats to hundreds of homes in densely populated communities in Monrovia and its environs.Notably, according to health practitioners such areas in Monrovia are where many Liberians and foreign residents suffer from diseases such as malaria, typhoid and other contagious diseases.Shedding light on the perennial sanitation crisis of Monrovia, health worker Beatrice Sharon Harmon is convinced that diseases, including the deadly Ebola virus, will continue to spread until the Municipal Governments of Monrovia and Paynesville, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) design realistic strategies to remedy the situation.When contacted, low ranking Public Works officials told the Daily Observer that, sanitation and drainage problems must be tackled by the relevant stakeholders on sustained basis in Monrovia.Officials of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation told the Daily Observer that the sanitation challenges of Monrovia must be handled with some radical approaches such as breaking down structures over the drainages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NGSA results to be announced Thursday

first_imgThe Education Ministry has announced that the much-awaited 2018 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results would be released on Thursday.They will be announced by Education Minister Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).Throughout last week, several calls were made by the public and former Education Minister Priya Manickchand to have the results announced.The former Education Minister took to her Facebook page to comment on the fact that the results should have been released earlier, since the grades would have already been tabulated. She also stressed that the children deserve timely resultsEducation Minister Nicolette Henrythat have not been tampered with and the investments made by parents, teachers, and students should be taken seriously.She informed that the results were tabulated over a week ago and a schedule was also completed on how the announcements would be made. On March 28 and March 29, some 14,551 pupils wrote the examinations to complete their primary education and gain entrance into the secondary education system.The Minister had last year underscored that 2017’s results were an improvement over 2016’s and she once again observed that efforts would have been employed to ensure that this trend continued. Each candidate’s NGSA score is calculated by adding five per cent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects to 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment. The combined scores in Mathematics and English are then added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.The NGSA replaced the longstanding Common Entrance Examination, which was a one-off assessment at the Grade Six level.last_img read more

Charlie Lake fire protect meeting tonight

first_imgIt will feature a presentation from Dave Mitchell and Associates, the consultant conducting the review to help determine the new management and administrative model, for the delivery of fire protection service in the area.- Advertisement -However, it will also provide another public input opportunity on the issue, in addition to the recent Canada Post distributed survey, by the Peace River Regional District.It also seeks public views on a number of related issues, including the level of PRRD authority over the department, taxation levels, fire inspections and the current service levels and fire department staffing.The survey,which was accompanied by a short information statement regarding the Charlie Lake Volunteer Fire Department, can be returned at tonight’s meeting, in addition to regional district offices.For more information on the meeting and the future of the depatment, click here.Advertisement Another reminder for residents and business owners in the Charlie Lake/Grandhaven Fire Protection Area, that 7 p.m. tonight is the scheduled start time of the public meeting at the Fort St. John Pomeroy Hotel.last_img read more

Gang czar appeals to religious for help

first_imgDespite a 4 percent drop in violent crime in the city of Los Angeles, gang crime continues to prove difficult to target, rising 14 percent citywide and 44 percent in the San Fernando Valley last year. And this year – as of July – gang crime is up 6 percent in the Valley, although it’s down 4.4 percent citywide. To combat the problem, Carr is working to implement the mayor’s designated gang reduction zones in six problem areas, including Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. The political landscape he’ll face remains slippery at best. A City Council plan to tax property owners $30 a year to fund gang prevention and intervention programs recently drew criticism from City Controller Laura Chick, who is conducting an audit on the effectiveness of existing programs. Chick contends that her audit should be completed before taxpayers are asked to approve a measure to pour more money into anti-gang programs. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An ordained minister, Carr told the evening gathering that the country needs another social movement to work out its gang problem, and that movement must come from people of faith. Carr said the three most feared words young people in Los Angeles hear are: Where are you from? He urged people of faith to leave their places of worship and give a new message: I love you. Carr was joined by City Councilman Richard Alarc n, Deputy Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore and LAPD Chaplain Ken Crawford. At the gathering, $5,000 scholarships were handed out to three high school students showing promise despite living in risky neighborhoods. Recipients were Crispin Cruz from Pacoima, Angel Martinez from Van Nuys and Raynette Carlin from Canoga Park. Since being appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in June, Carr has made his way around the city, speaking to community residents affected by gang violence, as well as to church and law enforcement leaders. PORTER RANCH – City leaders challenged the faith-based community Tuesday to spearhead efforts to turn young people away from gangs. Recently appointed Los Angeles gang czar Jeff Carr told about 200 people at Shepherd of the Hills Church that the presence of about 39,000 gang members in the city means political leaders have failed to resolve the gang problem. “We are failing, and we have been failing for almost 30 years,” Carr said at the fourth annual San Fernando Valley Faith Coalitions Community Summit. The good news, he said, is “where politics fail, social movements rise up.” last_img read more

England 2-0 Estonia: Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling ensure Three Lions maintain 100 per cent record

first_img1 Theo Walcott give England the lead Theo Walcott maintained his brilliant goalscoring run to give England victory over a stubborn Estonia at Wembley.New record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, absent with a minor knock, received a golden boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before the game and England could have done with his threat on the night.Walcott finished from a wonderful pass from Ross Barkley – England’s best player on the night – to give the hosts the lead on the stroke of half time.And Sterling doubled the lead as time ran out after great work from the Premier League’s top scorer, substitute Jamie Vardy, meaning England won all nine of their qualifiers so far.This match was being billed as the question ‘what would England look like without Rooney?’ Laborious, was the answer.Walcott provided the best outlet having his fourth-minute volley well blocked before having another effort deflected wide.But, for the most part, England’s problem was a familiar one – an inability to keep the ball.The attacking triumvirate of Walcott, Harry Kane and Sterling struggled to link up around the area as the Three Lions were largely restricted to long-range, off target efforts from James Milner.With half of the crowd growing increasingly frustrated and the other half increasingly bored, something had to give before half time, and thankfully for the assembled Wembley crowd, it did.Walcott continued his hot streak of form when he latched on to a wonderful, piercing through-ball by Barkley and tucked the ball into the corner of the next to light up a very dull 45 minutes.Kane wasted another opportunity just after the break when Adam Lallana’s well struck free kick was pushed directly into the Tottenham striker’s path but he dallied on it and Estonia managed to clear.Barkley was next to try as he escaped a flock of defenders with an exquisite piece of skill before flashing his shot just wide of the goal.However, after that bright start to the second half, normal service was resumed as England continued to struggle to break down Estonia and create anything clear-cut.Barkley was the only one able to get the Wembley crowd off their feet and he did it again with another lovely display of quick-feet to weave through two defenders but he was thwarted by a tremendous save by Mihkel Aksalu.Sterling got the second in the 85th minute after England resorted to route one tactics, when Kane flicked on to Vardy – who had only been on the pitch for two minutes – before the Leicester man squared across goal to his Manchester City counterpart.Despite the performance, it was job done for England who maintained their 100 per cent record in Group E ahead of Monday’s trip to Lithuania.last_img read more

Star responds to suit by former Lohan bodyguard

first_imgA $1 million demand by Lindsay Lohan’s former bodyguard for the mistaken use of his photo in a Star magazine article about the actress is “wildly excessive,” the publication’s editor-in-chief said today. Andrae Renard sued the magazine’s parent company, American Media Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. “As soon as Star was notified that we identified the wrong bodyguard in the photo caption …. Star immediately withdrew the article from its Web site and corrected, retracted and apologized for the error,” Editor-in-Chief Candace Trunzo said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAccording to Renard’s court papers, a photo of him with the actress was used in connection with a July 25 Star article headlined “Lindsay’s Bodyguard Bares All! Her Sick Secret World.” The caption under the photo identified Renard as Lee Weaver, the bodyguard who is the subject of the story, according to the suit filed Friday. Since the story and his photo appeared, colleagues and other celebrity clients have questioned Renard’s credibility and he has been banned from entering “certain elite Hollywood nightclubs,” according to his court papers. Renard also is worried he might lose his current job as a Hollywood nightclub security guard because his boss does not “wish to associate with the negative publicity that this article has generated …,” according to the suit. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Trouble looming as ARM increases kick in

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Over the next two years, $2 trillion worth of adjustable-rate mortgages are going to cause their holders some discomfort. This is a really big number. A two followed by a dozen zeros. There is enough distance between the two and the final zero for trouble to hide. This is the side of the fence on which some market watchers, most of then engaged in economics and research, sit. On the other side of the fence are the glass-is-still-half-full-ers. They see another refinance opportunity over the next two years. Last week I received an e-mail from the Web site The Mortgage Market Guide. It carried the headline “Nowhere to Run … No Where To Hide … ARM Yourself for a Huge Opportunity.” Here, in part, is the narrative. “Thought the refinancing run was over for good? Don’t look now, but a huge opportunity lies immediately in front of you. Home loan rates continue to rise … ARM yourself and make your move before your competition does.” It touted a conference call Thursday at which one of the featured speakers was Barry Habib, the guide’s chief executive officer, who would give loan originators advice on how to survive in this changing market. It cost $99.95 to participate in the call. The agenda included a re-evaluation script designed for originators to use when contacting their ARM clients. It also offered a Quick Step Media Guide, a “step-by-step plan for contacting the media.” I tried but couldn’t reach Habib on Friday. He’s right about one thing: There is a scramble to get out of adjustable-rate products as they rise in cost and right now that presents a challenge. Not much relief is available. Yet. For example, a day before Habib’s conference call, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association released its weekly report showing that home loan and refinance activity fell 6.2 percent from the week before and 23 percent from a year ago. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 35.7 percent of total applications from 35 percent the previous week. And the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 30.5 percent of total applications from 29.9 percent the previous week. That’s the highest since the week ending Jan, 27, 2006. ARMs are not as seductive as they were a few years ago, though. The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 6.61 percent from 6.66 percent a week earlier. The rate for a one-year ARM decreased to 6.02 percent from 6.07 percent. A day later, mortgage giant Freddie Mac followed up with its weekly report that showed the one-year adjustable mortgage increasing an annual 33.3 percent. Keith T. Gumbinger, vice president at rate tracker HSH Associates in Pompton Plains, N.J., said its holders of adjustable product have the jitters. “Refinance activity has not completely disappeared because many borrowers are moving out of at least some of the ARMs they selected over the last couple of years.” And one thing the lending industry displayed during the market boom is the ability to quickly roll out new products to meet market conditions. The same thing is likely to happen again. “Some form of response will come. I’m not certain what it will be, but my guess is it will be some form of streamlined refinancing opportunities,” Gumbinger said. Altruism won’t have anything to do with it, either. Lenders want to make money. It’s their business. Suzanne Pyburn, a broker at Long Beach-based Mortgage Loan Specialists and president of the Southern Los Angeles County Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, said holders of adjustable products need to be proactive. She urges them to have a broker review their loan and get a sense of their financial situation when their rate resets. “It’s a checkup just like when you go see your doctor. Same thing with your mortgage.” She also recommends visiting www.cambweb.org, the association’s Web site. It contains a consumer link to more information. She suggests visiting the site before sitting down for a mortgage review. “Go in armed. Don’t go in unawares.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743last_img read more

GAA NEWS – SCHOOLS NOTES

first_imgRepresentative Game:Many thanks to the children, parents and teachers who organised and participated in the representative game at half-time in the Ulster Championship tie on Sunday. A great experience for our young players of the future. Rounders:The county finals in the three divisions of the rounders competitions were held recently with the following results:Roinn 1: (Winners) Scoil Aodh Rua & Nuala; (Runners Up) Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana Roinn 2: (Winners) Na Dúnaibh; (Runners Up) ConvoyRoinn 3: (Winners) Belcruit; (Runners Up) Rathdonnell & Scoil CóimínAthletics:The competition for (1-4) teacher schools will take place on the Aura Track in Letterkenny on Fri. 14th June @ 10.30am with admission free of charge.Football:The football competitions are at the final stages in most divisions. Can teachers and coaches please check the homepage of the cumanndonegal.com website to the relevant information.Return of trophies/shields: Can teachers please return any silverware won last year to Donegal Sports in Letterkenny for collection or arrange to return to any committee member.GAA NEWS – SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: May 28th, 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:Schools GAA noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division One Ramelton Mariners 2 Fintown Harps AFC 4Fintown Harps maintained their push for the Old Orchard Inn Division 1 title with a hard earned victory over the Mariners in monsoon like conditions at Rabs Park. Fintown took the lead in the 10th minute through Aaron Thompson and doubled their lead on 34 minutes through the same player. Fintown were well on top at the half-way mark.Mariners came out for the 2nd half with all guns blazing and halved the deficit on 54 minutes with a neat finish from Packie Durning after a through ball from Diggy Buchanan. The Mariners pressed for an equaliser but were caught on the break and Daragh Gallagher finished well on 70 minutes. Again Mariners upped their game and got back into the game in the 80th minute when again Packie Durning scored, this time from the penalty spot after Peter Brannigan had been fouled in the area. With time running out it was Fintown who scored again 2 minutes into injury time, again from Daragh Gallagher. A sporting contest Referee: Barry Hunter.Glencar Celtic 3 Glenea United Reserves 0In wet and windy conditions Glencar started very brightly and they kept the ball very well but didn’t really trouble the Glenea goal for the majority of the half. However they did break the deadlock on the 35th minute. Great work from Chris Malseed in the middle of the park played in Mickey Molloy who fed Garvan Grieve who held his composure to finish well. Glenea came out of the traps determined in the second half and could have found themselves ahead hitting the woodwork twice. Glencar weathered the storm and went two up on the hour mark when Martin Brogan’s free kick was turned in by Michael Molloy. Glenea pushed hard again, this time hitting the post. But with Glenea looking to salvage something from the game and time running out Glencar nicked a third with a tidy finish from Paddy Collins from 30 yards who took full advantage of the keeper being out of position. Two good team performances. Referee: Ed Moore.Erne Wanderers 3 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2Erne Wanderers hosted Castlefin Celtic on Saturday in dreadful conditions in the last league game of the year at the Lakeside Centre. They came out on top in a five goal thriller to keep in touch with the league leaders thanks to a screamer from an inform David Dolan. The home team burst out of the traps and took the lead after just 12seconds when the Celtic keeper came rushing out to clear a through ball. He miscued and cleared straight to David Dorrian in the centre of the pitch 25 yards out and he hit a left foot shot along the ground into an empty net. The second goal came on 15 minutes when Dorrian won possession in midfield and then fed Russell who played a great pass to Micheal Mc Neely who collected it 25 yards out, steadied himself and let fly into the bottom corner. Erne’s backline had to be on top of their game to keep tabs on JP Mailey and were doing solid job. Erne were dominating possession and created a few more chances but were wasteful either in front of goal or with the final pass. Castlefin got a break in the 38th minute when the ball broke to Mailey and he burst through and rounded the keeper to half the deficit. The second half started with Wanderers in possession again but it was proving difficult to control their passing with the wind at their back. With the ball holding up for Mailey now against the wind he was always a threat in behind and he broke free on 65 minutes and laid the ball off to Ronan Tourish who slotted home into the far corner. Castlefin were on top for a period after this but Erne weathered the storm. They got the winner with 10 minutes left on the clock when McNeely swung over a great cross and it was half cleared to the edge of the box where David Dolan met it on the half volley and blasted it in off the underside of the crossbar. A strike worthy of winning any match. Castlefin never really looked like getting a leveller. A solid team performance from the home team with the midfield of Russell and Dorrian getting through a mountain of work and Dolan on the wing a constant threat. JP Mailey was the main man for the visitors. Referee: Brian O’ KaneDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 0 Milford United 0 In cold condition Glenea continued their unbeaten run in the league but neither side was able to find a goal to win the game. Playing with the wind it was the away side that started brightest and on 15 minutes PJ Hagan found himself free in the box but pulled his shot wide. As the half progressed Glenea came more into the game and on 30 minutes a Sean Maguire through ball put Sean McBride away but his ball across to Ryan McFadden was cut out by the Milford defence. Minutes later Kevin Mulhern broke through the middle and got onto Padraig McGee’s pass and lifted the ball over the keeper only to see it fall the wrong side of the post. In the 2nd half Glenea dominated the possession but were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances with Ryan McFadden going close from a narrow angle and then Donal Coll saw his effort deflected onto the post. Milford were finding it hard to create any goal chances and their only effort was from a free-kick which was saved. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleLifford Celtic 2 Curragh Athletic 0Lifford gathered a much needed three points against a determined Curragh side. The weather or pitch conditions didn’t favour either side but Lifford settled quickest as Johnny Robb calmly finished at the second attempt following a through ball from Kevin Mc Brearty around the twenty minute mark. Lifford went further ahead on the half hour when Alan Gethins finished following good build up play from Ross Porter down the right flank. The second half began with the Curragh pushing more men forward but the Lifford rearguard of Mark McNulty and David O’ Herlihy stood strong. As full time approached Ronnie Carlin got through on the Lifford goal, from a Neil Lloyd pass, but Lee White was equal to the task in the Lifford net. Solid team performances from both teams.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 1 Drumoghill F.C. 1Cappry started the game brightly and pressed hard for the opening goal. They came close in the 10th minute when Darren O’Leary hit the post with a stunning free kick from 35 yards. In the 14th minute they took the lead through Gavin Reilly who’s long throw-in ended up in the net. The home side should have added to their tally before half time with Brendan Mc Laughlin going close on a couple of occasions. Drumoghill started the second half better and pressed for an equaliser. They got level in the 60th minute when Michael Doherty crossed for Liam O’Donnell to head home from inside the six yard box. Cappry responded well and pressed for a second goal. In the 70th minute the home team had a good shout for a penalty turned when Brendan Mc Laughlin was pushed by the Drumoghill keeper as he went round him. In the 74th minute Kevin Mc Glynn rounded the keeper and squared the ball to Brian Lafferty who had his effort cleared off the line by Brian Coll. Drumoghill went close through a Michael Doherty shot in the 82nd minute. In the 91st minute Alan Patton went close but saw his shot go just over the bar. A good team performance from Cappry. Best for Drumoghill were Damien Crossan and Brian Coll.Referee: Paddy Duffy.Eany Celtic 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 4Kerrykeel went away from Eany Park with full points despite being pushed hard by the home side. Johnny Friel went close on 10 minutes when he headed over the bar. Eany had a good chance five minutes later when Paul Mc Groarty shot just wide of the post . Mc Groarty was the provider when he put Barry Rose through to get Eany on the score sheet on the half hour . Eany held firm until just before half time when Kerrykeel scored twice in a three minute spell. The first was scored by Fergal Friel and Johnny Friel got the second. Eany started the second half well but despite all the effort couldn’t find the net. Kerrykeel were awarded a penalty against the run of play and despite a double save by Eany Keeper Cathal Gallagher, Johnny Friel scored to put the visitors 1-3 up. Kevin Loughrey scored the 4th goal for Kerrykeel with the last kick of the game. Good performances from both sides. Referee: Victor RaineyCT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal v Copany RoversMatch referee Marty Quinn abandoned this game in the first half due to a player receiving an injury.Whitestrand United 3 Ballybofey United 1On a cold fresh day Whitestrand United took on Ballybofey United at Whitestrand Park. The match started with both teams evenly matched and not many chances coming to either. As the match wore on Whitestrand began to exert themselves more upon the game and a great chance went begging when Calvin McGowan latched onto a knockdown from Paul lynch but fired over the bar. Whitestrand had another chance when good build up led to Paul lynch having a shot but he skewed it wide. The first goal came on the half hour mark when Joe Blaney raced onto a pass from Paul Lynch and skipped past a defender before firing past the goalkeeper. It was a well deserved goal and a second nearly came for the home side when a spectacular overhead kick from Patrick Mc Groddy went wide of the post. They were made to rue that miss when a goalmouth scramble led to PH Bonar scoring the equaliser and the teams went in at half time all square.The second half started similar to the first with both teams trying to exert their dominance over the game. There weren’t many chances for either team in the earlier part of the half but the key moment came with about 20 minutes to go when Paul Lynch headed an excellent goal. It really was a crucial goal for the team and the icing on the cake came when Michael Sweeney broke through and finished superbly past the Ballybofey keeper. Ballybofey did push towards the end to attempt to get back into the game but Whitestrand held firm and earned what could turn out to be a priceless win. Best for the Strand were Paul Lynch and Joe Blaney.Deele Harps 2 Dunlewy Celtic 1Deele entertained Dunlewey on a wintry afternoon at The Athletic Grounds. The home side were dominant in the early exchanges but couldn’t force the breakthrough. Dunlewey threatened through the middle as the half progressed. In the 30th minute a superb move started by young James McNulty as he exchanged a one – two with Aidy Gallagher and then slid a perfect pass into Brian Breslin who finished well. In fairness to Dunlewey they kept going and were dangerous from set pieces. The second half was a scrappy affair with the pitch restricting any chance of good football but Deele extended their lead in the 60th minute when the impressive Brian Breslin once again terrorised the Dunlewey full back as he raced through from the wing and showed great composure to find Shane Gallagher who finished well from 6 yards. Dunlewey kept going and found a way back into the game when Christopher Cannon scored direct from a 20 yard free kick. In the end the game petered out with Deele claiming a valuable three points ahead of the Christmas break. Two decent team performances. Referee James Malseed.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 2 v 4 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic 3 v 0 Glenea United ReservesErne Wanderers 3 v 2 Castlefin Celtic ReservesOrchard F.C. P v P St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers P v P Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 0 v 0 Milford UnitedLifford Celtic 2 v 0 Curragh AthleticWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 1 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Eany Celtic 1 v 4 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal A v A Copany RoversWhitestrand United 3 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedDeele Harps 2 v 1 Dunlewy CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 8 6 1 1 20 8 12 19Glenea United 9 5 1 3 17 6 11 18St Catherines FC 9 3 2 4 18 23 -5 13Milford United FC 9 3 3 3 20 14 6 12Cranford FC 8 3 2 3 14 12 2 12Gweedore Celtic 9 3 3 3 13 14 -1 12Lifford Celtic FC 6 3 2 1 7 6 1 10Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 8 3 4 1 14 18 -4 10Donegal Town FC 9 2 4 3 17 20 -3 9Curragh Athletic FC 9 0 9 0 9 28 -19 0League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 8 6 1 1 20 5 15 19Kerrykeel 71 FC 8 5 2 1 31 18 13 16Cappry Rovers 7 4 0 3 19 9 10 15Dunkineely Celtic FC 8 5 3 0 26 22 4 15Gweedore United FC 9 4 4 1 20 15 5 13Castlefin Celtic 8 4 3 1 19 16 3 13Keadue Rovers FC 9 3 5 1 19 21 -2 10Bonagee United FC 9 3 5 1 16 18 -2 10Lagan Harps FC 9 2 5 2 18 29 -11 8Eany Celtic FC 9 0 8 1 10 45 -35 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsWhitestrand United FC 9 6 2 1 22 7 15 19Copany Rovers FC 8 5 1 2 14 10 4 17Deele Harps FC 9 5 3 1 17 10 7 16Convoy Arsenal FC 8 5 2 1 12 10 2 16Glenree United FC 9 4 3 2 13 14 -1 14Dunlewey Celtic 9 3 4 2 18 15 3 11Raphoe Town 9 3 5 1 14 17 -3 10Ballybofey United FC 9 3 5 1 15 20 -5 10Letterbarrow Celtic FC 9 3 5 1 15 21 -6 10Drumbar FC 9 0 7 2 6 22 -16 2League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 8 7 1 0 26 6 20 21Erne Wanderers FC 8 6 2 0 21 10 11 18Fintown Harps AFC 8 5 1 2 19 10 9 17St Catherines FC 7 4 2 1 14 14 0 13Castlefin Celtic Res 8 3 4 1 18 22 -4 10Glenea United 8 3 5 0 14 18 -4 9Orchard FC 7 2 4 1 11 18 -7 7Mulroy Celtic 8 1 6 1 8 21 -13 4Ramelton Mariners FC 8 1 7 0 11 23 -12 3League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 9 8 1 0 21 6 15 24Gweedore United FC Res 9 7 2 0 29 16 13 21Donegal Town FC Res 9 5 1 3 23 17 6 18Glenree United FC Res 9 4 3 2 25 25 0 14Keadue Rovers FC 8 4 3 1 27 20 7 13Tullyvinney Rovers 8 3 3 2 14 15 -1 11Curragh Athletic FC 9 2 4 3 16 25 -9 9Cranford FC 9 1 5 3 18 24 -6 6Milford United FC Res 9 1 6 2 10 27 -17 5Strand Rovers FC 9 0 7 2 9 17 -8 2DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES was last modified: December 15th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more