Embiid, Redick help 76ers beat Knicks, end 5-game skid

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Embiid had 25 points and 16 rebounds, JJ Redick scored 24 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 105-98 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday (Tuesday Manila time).“Especially after what we’ve been through the past four years, I was so excited to play tonight because we’ve been through so much losing,” Embiid said. “And to be able to be one of the few teams in our league that can play on this day, it just shows you how much we’ve improved.”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 folkNeither Embiid nor Redick was cleared to play until going through pregame warmups, and their presence gave the 76ers just enough to win their first Christmas Day appearance since 2001.Embiid, who has been battling a bad back, powered through a big-man duel with Enes Kanter, who had a season-high 31 points and tied a career best with 22 rebounds. He joined Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Bob Lanier as the only players with a 30-20 game on Christmas, according to research provided to the Knicks by Elias. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “I respect the guy a lot because that guy didn’t play three, four years and coming back (at the) level he’s playing right now,” Kanter said of Embiid. “So it’s cool to play against, go against a guy like that.”Redick, who missed the last game with right hamstring tightness, helped the 76ers pull away from an 89-all tie midway through the fourth quarter. He’s played in Christmas games before — and made clear again he’s not a fan of them — and he thought his young teammates responded well to their first opportunity.“There’s a tendency to try to put on a show instead of just going out and competing, and I think we did a great job of just going out and competing,” Redick said.Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points for the Knicks, who fell to 22-30 on Christmas with their fifth straight loss on the holiday.Backup point guard T.J. McConnell had Philadelphia’s final eight points of the third quarter, and the 76ers pushed the lead to nine with about 9 minutes left in the game. The Knicks battled back to tied it 89 on Porzingis’ three-point play with 5:20 left, but Philadelphia promptly scored the next seven to go up 96-89 on Redick’s 3-pointer with 3:34 to play.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, and New York Knicks’ Michael Beasley battle for position during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APNEW YORK — Joel Embiid has endured too much misery in the NBA to miss one of the fun days on the schedule.So as soon as he knew his back felt up to it, he couldn’t wait to get on the court for his first Christmas Day game.ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia’s young stars kept the Knicks from getting much closer, with Embiid making a 3-pointer and Ben Simmons stealing Porzingis’ pass and dunking it, both times hiking the lead back to eight.TIP-INS76ers: Coach Brett Brown called Embiid a “borrowed stud” who they get to “inherit” when he is able to play. “He doesn’t practice and he comes in and plays games and we’re trying to grow him into a situation where he is a normal part of a team,” Brown said. … The Sixers franchise is 17-13 on Christmas.Knicks: Hall of Famer Bernard King, who set the Christmas record when he scored 60 points for the Knicks against the Nets in 1984, was at the game. … New York had won seven straight at home over Philadelphia.FULTZ UPDATENo. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, who has missed two months with right shoulder soreness, is on the trip with the 76ers. Brown said the purpose of having the guard from Washington with the team was “to make sure that he understands completely he is a significant part of our future and that we are with him unconditionally.”“We will help move him forward in a timeline that’s responsible and I just like having him with his extended family, his teammates, with me, with us,” Brown added. “Those types of things.”WHAT COULD’VE BEENPorzingis could’ve been playing for the 76ers instead of against them. The Knicks took him with the No. 4 pick in 2015, one spot after Philadelphia went with Jahlil Okafor, who eventually fell out of the rotation entirely and was dealt earlier this month to Brooklyn. But Brown declined to look back, saying “next question” when asked if he ever wondered “what if?” when it came to Porzingis. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Matter of when Man City wins title and how many records fall 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 awardlast_img read more

Autopsy: NBA G League Zeke Upshaw player had ‘sudden cardiac death’

first_imgLeBron James has a favorite for the MVP award – himself READ: NBA G-League player dies after collapsing during gameCohle says he observed some “cardiac abnormalities,” and he’s working to determine the exact type of heart disease.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUpshaw, a Chicago native who played for Illinois State and Hofstra, was undrafted and played internationally in Slovenia and Luxembourg. He spent most of the last two seasons with the Drive, appearing in 75 games primarily as a reserve and averaging 7.6 points. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2013, file photo, Creighton’s Doug McDermott (3) looks for room to shoot past Illinois State’s Zeke Upshaw (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. Upshaw, the Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died. The Grand Rapids Drive says 26-year-old Upshaw died at a hospital Monday, March 26, 2018. No cause was disclosed. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A medical examiner has determined Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons’ G League affiliate, suffered a “sudden cardiac death” after collapsing on the court.WOOD-TV reports Kent County medical examiner Dr. Stephen Cohle conducted an autopsy Tuesday, though the investigation will continue for a few weeks. The 26-year-old Grand Rapids Drive guard collapsed Saturday during a game against the Long Island Nets, and died Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Redick perfect as 76ers top Mav in NBA China Games

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption A Spark for Kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The teams meet again Monday in Shenzhen, China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Redick was 7 for 7 from 3-point range for the 76ers, who trailed by 15 points early.“For him to come into this building and into China and shoot the ball the way he shot it, that is an elite JJ Redick performance — even by his standard,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBen Simmons finished with nine points, nine rebounds and 10 assists for Philadelphia.Dennis Smith Jr. had 15 points in the game’s first 8 minutes and finished with 20 for the Mavericks. Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki sat out the game while continuing to recover from left ankle surgery, though he was presented with a guitar during a second-half stoppage in play by former NBA player Wang Zhizhi of China. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img The two Dallas-Philadelphia games in China this year will push the NBA’s total of preseason games played there since this China Games series began in 2004 to 26. The NBA continues seeing enormous popularity in China, where it’s estimated that 300 million residents participate in basketball.“The players recognize that the whole world will be watching, not just the fans here in China,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “So while it’s not a regular-season game, they know how important it is.”TIP-INSMavericks: It wasn’t just Nowitzki who wasn’t playing Friday. The Mavs were without two starters: DeAndre Jordan (death in family) and Harrison Barnes (right hamstring strain). … This is Dallas’ first preseason trip abroad since playing games in Germany and Spain in 2012. … Dallas rookie Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo, airballed a free throw late in the game — then made his second try.76ers: Philadelphia is playing in China, the U.S. and Canada this month alone. … Embiid went 0 for 3 in one first-quarter possession, all the shots coming from inside of 5 feet. … The 76ers have three wins in this preseason — their most since going 6-1 in 2012. … This was Philadelphia’s first preseason game overseas since contests in Spain and England in 2013, Brown’s first season with the 76ers. He used 13 players in those games, and none of them are still with the 76ers.MAVS WORKPLACESilver discussed a story published Friday by The Dallas Morning News regarding additional allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct, claims that were not included in the recently concluded investigation into the Mavs’ organization . Silver said the league was aware of additional allegations, and that Mavs are following the league’s orders to be in constant contact with the NBA about how they are taking corrective measures. “I think they’re well-equipped now with the new organization they’ve put in place to do the appropriate, necessary investigation and act on those findings,” Silver said.FROM DEEPLed by Redick, Philadelphia’s bench shot 14 of 24 from 3-point range. Philadelphia’s starters were a mere 2 for 9 from deep.UP NEXT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE – Mike Muscala #31, Wilson Chandler #22, Joel Embiid #21, Markelle Fultz #20, and JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers react against Melbourne United in the preseason game at Wells Fargo Center on September 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFPSHANGHAI  — JJ Redick didn’t miss a shot. Dirk Nowitzki didn’t miss a note.Redick made all 10 of his shots and scored 28 points, Joel Embiid finished with 22 points and the Philadelphia 76ers downed the Dallas Mavericks 120-114 on Friday night in the opener of the NBA China Games.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nowitzki took it back to the bench and playfully strummed the strings, while fans who could see the scene on the scoreboards roared.“With the energy in the building, it kind of reminded me of All-Star weekend,” Smith said. “The fans are great. They really appreciate basketball and I know everybody on the court and even on the sideline in terms of staff, they appreciate the fans here. There’s mutual respect on both ends so we wanted to come out and give them a show.”Dallas was also without China’s Ding Yanyuhang, who sat out with knee soreness. He addressed the crowd in Mandarin before tip-off. Embiid also spoke to fans, capping remarks with the 76ers’ catchphrase of “trust the process.” And Nowitzki drew loud cheers when he greeted the fans in Shanghai with “Ni hao” — or hello.“Thanks for having us,” Nowitzki told the fans, before a game that was broadcast to more than 200 countries and territories. “Thanks for the great hospitality. We appreciate you guys coming out tonight.”Landry Shamet added 18 points for Philadelphia. Rookie Luka Doncic was one of three Mavericks with 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Fishing weekend at Charlie Lake a Father’s Day splash

first_imgTwo classes were held on Saturday to capacity of 25 kids each. Drapeau says it’s very satisfying putting on the event and seeing the looks on the children’s faces.“I get so excited. I love when people have a great time and say thank you,” she explains. “I love the looks on their faces. I get really, really spun out over it. It will probably take me another week to calm down after everything because I love doing this for people. I love seeing them happy and outside, and take the time to play. We don’t take the time to play anymore.” She adds the children loved the experience, despite the less than ideal weather.- Advertisement -“Kids coming back in [Sunday] they’re catching fish, they’re tickled pink,” she says. “[Saturday] was windy and it was wet, the water was splashing us like crazy, and those kids were still grinning ear to ear. We had to pull them off the lake.”The annual weekend is easy to organize, says Drapeau. The community support allows her to organize the event without charging those who want to take part.“The reason why we get to do both events free is because we have so many awesome businesses and companies in town that have bought and paid for everything, so there’s no reason for me to collect money from anybody.”Advertisement Fishing derby winners in the adult category were Al Williams, finishing in first as he caught a four pound, ten ounce, 27.5 inch pike. Second went to Garrett Gejdos who found himself a two pound, six ounce, 22 inch pike, and third went to Charene Christianson who ended up with a two pound, two ounce walleye.In the children’s category, Austin Barber caught a three pound, one ounce, 25.5 inch pike for first palce. Second went to Montana Christianson, who ended up with a two pound, eleven ounce, 23.5 inch walleye. Jillian Stone landed a two pound, three ounce, 18 3/4 inch walleye, and Lincoln Bueckert caught a two pound, one ounce, 19.5 inch pike.last_img read more

Harden heads to McDonalds

first_imgHarden became the fifth player from Artesia to be an McDonald’s selection. Others were Ed and Charles O’Bannon, Avondre Jones and Jason Kapono. Harden and Artesia will face Dominguez Tuesday night at Gahr, while King and Mater Dei face Compton in a game that is tentatively scheduled to be play at Compton College. – Frank Burlison LAKEWOOD – Artesia High senior James Harden was selected to the 30th McDonald’s All-America boys’ basketball team, it was announced Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 Harden, who has averaged 19 points per game while leading the Pioneers to a 27-2 record and a spot in the CIF Southern Section I-AA semifinals, joined Taylor King of Mater Dei as the only California players selected to the team. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Fellow Press-Telegram Best in the West members Kevin Love (Lake Oswego, Ore.), Kyle Singler (Medford, Ore., South) and Jerryd Bayless (Phoenix St. Mary’s) were also selected. They will represent the West team in the McDonald’s East-West game that will be played in Louisville on March 28. last_img read more

Skinned wolf carcass appears on highway near Tumbler Ridge

first_imgPosted to a local Facebook group, a graphic photo shows  what appears to be a wolf carcass, skinned, headless, and propped up for drivers near Tumbler Ridge to see.While the sight was rather gruesome to some, Sgt. Shawn Brinsky with the Conservation Office in Dawson Creek says there isn’t enough evidence to suggest much more than the offence of littering along side a highway has taken place.He says there are no plans to investigate this incident, however, it is ambiguous if the same person who killed the animal also put it out on display.- Advertisement -“We don’t know who displayed that, we don’t know if it’s someone pulling a prank,” he said. “From my experience, the vast, vast majority of hunters and trappers are sensitive to public perception, and typically don’t do anything that outrageous.”According to the 2014-16 BC Hunting Regulations, wolf hunting is in season right now.To see the photo, click here. (WARNING: graphic content)Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla: Ronaldo brace secures UEFA Super Cup victory

first_img Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Sevilla 1 Real Madrid sent out a message to La Liga and the rest of the world as they comfortably brushed aside Sevilla 2-0 to win the UEFA Super Cup in the Cardiff City Stadium.The world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale made his return home, while World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez started in his competitive debut for Los Blancos, but both were overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese was at his mesmerising best as he grabbed an excellent brace to seal an easy victory.Real Madrid, who could only finish third behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga last season, lay siege to Sevilla’s goal throughout the opening minutes with both Bale and Ronaldo going close to opening the scoring.As it was it happened to be the latter, with the ultimate galactico beautifully sliding in at the backpost to prod in the Welshman’s brilliant cross from five yards on 30 minutes.Fellow debutant Toni Kroos completed a star-studded Real side and the Champions League winners added their second shortly after the break, following brilliant interplay which involved the German World Cup winner and Karim Benzema.The duo combined with Ronaldo before the Portuguese star hammered the ball past Sevilla goalkeeper, Beto, who it could easily be said should have done better with the shot.The Europa League winners desperately rallied as they tried to find a way back but instead it was Rodriguez who could have marked his debut with a goal, as Beto atoned for his earlier errort with a brilliant save from the Colombian.Instead the night belonged to the World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldo, as Real Madrid ran out easy winners to lift their first trophy of the season.last_img read more


first_imgThe Patrick Gildea team and their toy donations for SVP!The team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing came together and donated one toy each to the local St Vincent De Paul charity toy appeal.Commenting on the toy donation the team said “Christmas is a wonderful time of the year but it can also be very stressful on some families who have little or no dispensable income to purchase gifts at Christmas.“One of our team members suggested that we all donate one toy each to the Letterkenny St Vincent De Paul Toy appeal and everyone got behind it 100%. “We were all very excited about buying toys that would make some local children very happy on Christmas morning and are delighted that we were in a position to give something back to the community.”Pictured are some of the Patrick Gildea Team members with their gifts for St Vincent De Paul. PATRICK GILDEA AND TEAM ARE A CUT ABOVE WITH SUPER TOY DONATIONS! was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalPatrick GildeaSVPtoy donationslast_img read more


first_imgHello and welcome back to the Country Corner after a few weeks off, its lovely to get a wee break but im back and raring to go,Country Music NewsGlor Tire – The New Series Of Glor Tire on TG4 Television started on Wed 14th Sept.  You Will get a chance to preview all the contestants, thereafter every week you will see one contestant per week along with their mentor and their respective band, so far we have saw – Slim Attraction & Robert Mizzell, Diane Cannon & Hugo Duncan, and this week sees Willie O Keeffe & Louise Morrisey.  Remember you vote up until 30th November for the Glor Tire show and also you can vote as many times as you like. The Results will be decided on the total amount of votes received between 14th Sept(first show) until the 30th November (Live Show). Richie Kavanagh & Seamus Moore return with there brand new CD entitled – Just Having A Bit Of Fun.  12 great songs on this cd,  Some crackers on this cd and of course the big hit alot of the Irish Country Singers are recording at the moment  PADDY is on it – and i think another hit for Seamus is on the CD – You Cant Park There, this is a must for your CD collection. Please check out http://www.seamusmoore.com/index.html and http://www.richiekavanagh.ie/Lisa Mc Hugh is just finished in studio putting down new tracks for her new cd which will be out for the Xmas period.  Lisa’s managment have been telling me that Lisa’s new single will be out in about a weeks time, we are looking forward to this – lisa is very busy at the moment and go onto her website to see where you can catch Lisa and the band over the coming months – www.lisa_mchugh.comDerek Ryan has just told us he is just back from London where he has been recording vocals for his forthcoming album.  He;s really excited about the new material, the album will feature a blend of Old Country Songs and new original songs that he has written over the years, check out dereks website for all the latests news on dereks whereabouts on www.derekryanmusic.comJohn Mc Nicholl has just released his brand new single – As Long As I Got You, this is the 2nd single from his new cd Its Your Love which is out in the next few weeks, check out johns brand new website which is www.johnmcnicholl.com Country Music Videoshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31PDaRwdCIwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGzQBflHiQUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C4WJiRIZXqADancing Dates Fri 30th SeptJosies Country Tavern – LetterkennyJohn Mc Nicholl & BandFri 30th Sept The Melon Country Hotel – OmaghJimmy Buckley & BandSat 01st OctThe Riverclub – CastlefinShaun Loughrey & BandSat 01st Oct The Ryandale – MoyDerek Ryan & BandSat 01st OctAllingham Arms Hotel – BundoranJimmy Buckley & BandMon 03rd OctBushtown House Hotel – ColeraineJimmy Buckley & BandCompetition TimeIf you would like to win 2 tickets to go and see Jimmy Buckley and his band at The Plaza in Buncrana next Friday 07th Oct please answer the following question.Q: Jimmy Buckley had a massive hit with the song – Your ——- Day –Fill in the blanks, and send your answers to info@donegaldaily.com – competition closes on Tues 04th October 2011 at 11amGood LuckDont forget you can tune into my radio show every Tuesday or www.icrfm.ie – between 3pm and 4pm.  Each week I will have a special Guest and playing the best in Irish Country Music.  You can also check out my website which is www.keepitcountryradioshow.co.ukSTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER was last modified: September 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegalstephen doherty’s country music cornerlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYDowntown Cup Tullyvinney Rovers 1 Arranmore United 3Chances were few and far between in the first half of this battle between two second division teams in the Downtown Cup. Tullyvinney came closest to scoring at the end of the half when a Marty Alexander strike brought the best out of the Arranmore goalkeeper. Daniel McNulty fired the rebound over the bar.Arranmore came out with all guns blazing for the second half. They got their first after only one minute when a long ball over the top found Chris Mc Glanaghey who made no mistake. Three minutes later the Islanders got their second when Michael Regan reacted quickest to a loose ball and slotted home to double the advantage. Tullyvinney had a good chance to get back into the game when a long ball over the top from Stephen Devine was latched onto by McNulty but he put the ball wide of the net.The third Arranmore goal came in the 70th minute when Dan O’Donnell turned in a Chris Mc Glanaghey cross effectively killing off the game. Tullyvinney battled hard to get back into the game and were rewarded for their efforts when Mervyn White scored his first of the season from a McNulty corner. It finished 3-1 to the visitors after a match played in good spirits by both teams. Best for Arranmore: Mark Ward, Gerard Diver and Ben Mc Garvey. Team performance from Tullyvinney.Donegal Town Reserves 4 Fintown Harps AFC 5A late show from Fintown stole the points with two goals in the dying minutes denied the home side victory. In an entertaining game played at the Hospital Field Fintown went ahead early when Darragh Gallagher poked home at the near post. Daniel Mc Hugh got Donegal back in the game with an excellent finish shortly after. McHugh then doubled his tally to put Donegal in front on the twenty minute mark. Aaron Thompson levelled with a tidy finish from inside the area before McHugh sealed an impressive first half hat-trick tapping in after wonderful work out wide from Nathan Ward. After the break Fintown pushed on and were level again when Thompson scored from a set piece. McHugh was proving unstoppable at this stage and pounced again inside the area beating two men and sliding the ball under the advancing ‘keeper. It stayed that way until the final minutes when two quick Fintown goals meant a win for the Cup holders. Brian Delaney got the equaliser with a fine header and Aaron Thompson won it in the dying seconds scoring from a corner. Best for Donegal was the outstanding Daniel McHugh with Fintown putting in a good team performance.Milford United Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 2Glenea went away with all three points after a closely fought affair in Moyle View. Milford welcomed back Damian Casey into the midfield after a long lay-off through injury. Both teams had plenty of possession in the first half without creating any real goal scoring opportunities. Dean Gallagher broke the deadlock on the half hour when he reacted quickest to a cross into the box to beat the keeper with a fine header. In the second half Milford were content to sit back and try to hit Glenea on the break and this paid off when Ciran Blaney raced onto a through ball and was taken down in the box with JJ Fleming dispatching the resultant penalty. The game looked like it was heading for a draw until ten minutes from the end when Milford gifted Glenea possession and Gallagher raced clear to grab his second. Milford had the ball in the net right at the end but it was ruled out for an infringement on the keeper. Ramelton Mariners 0 Glencar Celtic 4(No Report Available)Glenree United Reserves 0 Mulroy Celtic 1A closely contested first half saw the better chances come the way of the hosts. Cathal Mc Ginley’s 34th minute effort came closest to breaking the deadlock but the ball crashed off the underside of the bar before bouncing on the goal-line and into the Mulroy keeper’s hands. Karl Mc Elhinney almost put the home side in front only to see his effort cleared off the line by the visiting left-back. The visitors got their act together in the second half and started to use the ball more effectively but still couldn’t create a clear cut opportunity with Paul Coyle and Eamon Sweeney both having shots from long range to no avail. In the 70th minute the Mulroy got a free kick on the edge of the penalty box and it was floated in for Charlie Talbot to rise highest at the back post to nod home. The home side never really settled in the second half and didn’t create many chances. Both sides had half chances as time ran out. Good team performance by Mulroy Celtic. Best for Glenree United Reserves were Cathal Mc Ginley and Max Davis. Orchard F.C. 5 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2Orchard collected all three points from this Downtown Cup match with Sean Sweeney bagging a hat-trick in the first 45minutes. Orchard opened the scoring on thirteen minutes when Steven Toye was brought down in the box. Sweeney stepped up to hammer home the spot kick. Sweeney got his and Orchard’s second when he rounded three men on the edge of the box and bent his shot into the top corner in the twenty fifth minute. Keadue went close with attempts from Hanlon and Green but found Mc Laughlin in the Orchard net in fine form. Orchard where awarded their second penalty in the forth second minute and Sweeney slotted home his third goal.The second half started with Orchard on top and Andrew Doherty slotted home from inside the box. Keadue fought back and Adrian Hanlon fired home a rebound after a free-kick. They added their second on seventy five minutes when Ryan Green shot home from distance. Orchard wrapped up the game with five minutes to go when a Niall Bonner free kick was deflected into the Keadue net. Best for Orchard: Barney McMenamin, Chic McLaughlin and Sean SweeneyBest for Keadue: Adrian Hanlon. Referee: Barry HunterCranford United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 2Cranford started well and had a number of chances through Conor Shiels and Dale McFadden. Strand came into the game and after a quick free kick Adrian Hanlon finished neatly into the corner to put Strand one up. Cranford equalised when Chris Duffy scored from the edge of the box. The second half started with Cranford pressing but Strand took the lead when Brendan Brennan scored after a defensive mix-up. Kyle Black then rounded the keeper to level the match and a share of the spoils was a fair outcomeCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves 1Castlefin welcomed St.Catherines to Park View on Saturday. Castlefin looked the brighter in the opening exchanges, hitting the St.Catherines woodwork twice. Castlefin took the lead on twenty six minutes after Gary McNulty found Brian Dooher unmarked. Dooher beat the defence and rounded the keeper to break the deadlock. St.Catherines found an equaliser when a 30 yard free kick was parried by the Castlefin netminder into the path of Stephen Anderson who scored on thirty nine minutes. As both teams pressed for a winner Mark Lafferty squared the ball to Colin Carlin in the box, on eighty five minutes, and he beat the keeper to settle the result in favour of the home team. Best for Castlefin: David Stewart. Team performance from St. Catherines. Referee: Kevin DohertyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAYUlster Junior CupErne Wanderers 1 Aileach F.C. 5Erne Wanderers hosted Aileach F.C. on Sunday at the Lakeside Centre in glorious conditions. Erne were slow out of the traps and got caught on ten minutes when their centre back hit a clearance straight to the No. 10 and he drilled a thunderbolt into bottom corner from twenty yards. Erne were up against it after this but they grew into the game and started to get some joy with the industrious running of Cleary and Curneen. They found an equaliser on 35 minutes when Cleary pulled of the centre back and was brilliantly found with a chip from David Dolan and Cleary dispatched from twelve yards. Erne were holding their own after this but suffered a blow in added time when the left winger found the bottom corner with the last kick of the half. Wanderers suffered another blow two minutes into the second half when a clearance was cut out in midfield. The midfielder curled his effort into the top corner from all of 30 yards with O’Brien having no chance in nets. Erne still didn’t give up and created three or four chances until full time but all to no avail. Aileach added a further two goals on 65 and 75 minutes. Great effort from the home team against a very classy Inishowen side. Referee: Ronan FloydBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 Lifford Celtic 0Donegal Town maintained their unbeaten home record this season with a hard fought win over Lifford Celtic at the Hospital Field. Donegal started the game well and went close when a Conor Mc Monagle effort went just past the post. Neither team really created any clear cut chances after that as both sides cancelled each other out. The deadlock was broken five minutes before half time when Daniel Mc Garrigle earned a free kick out wide for Donegal. Ciarán O’Reilly’s well struck free kick beat everybody to sneak in at the far post to give the home side the lead. Lifford pressed after the break and looked increasingly dangerous but the Donegal central defensive pair of Farragher and Byrne held strong. Lifford’s best chance came when Ross Porter jinked his way into the box only to be denied superbly by Donegal stopper Dermot Mc Cafferty. With time running out the reigning champions pushed men forward in search of the equaliser. Kevin Mc Brearty went close with a well hit free kick which dipped over the wall but caught the top of the crossbar. As Lifford drove forward they were increasingly susceptible to the counter attack. It was from this that Donegal sealed the win as Clint Walsh broke through late on and chipped the advancing ‘keeper to seal a crucial win for the Town. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Rathmullan Celtic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 0A brace from Rathmullan Celtic’s starlet Oisin McMenamin sealed a comprehensive victory for the Seasiders over their local rivals Kilmacrennan Celtic at the Flagpole. The Seasiders took the lead after 20 minutes when Paddy Burger whipped in a cross from the right wing which was finished with aplomb by McMenamin inside the area to set the Hoops on their way. Although the home side dominated the opening period Kilmac almost snatched an equaliser as the half time whistle loomed when Seamie Peoples hit an opportunist strike from 35 yards out which required a full stretch finger tip save from Ian Strain to deny the midfielder.The Hoops started strong in the second period with Dara Patton testing the Kilmac keeper early on. The midfield tussle swayed with Kilmac coming into contention mid way through the half and Trevor Alcorn sneaking in behind the stout Hoops defence but the danger man was closed down by a fine Shea Coyle tackle. On 83 minutes Eamonn Sheridan played a superlative lob over the Kilmac defence onto the path of Niall Doherty who saw his first time volley go inches over Mark Gallagher’s crossbar in what would have been a contender for goal of the season. With full time looming the Hoops finally put the clash of the Celts beyond doubt when, following another Rathmullan attack, the ball fell to McMenamin at the edge of the area and the star striker unleashed a pulsating strike that took a slight deflection into the bottom corner to seal the points. Best for Rathmullan Celtic: Kieran Gorman, Shea Coyle and Eamonn Sheridan. Best for Kilmacrennan Celtic: Gavin and Gary Gorman.Gweedore Celtic 1 St. Catherines 1It was honours even at An Screabán in a closely contested game. The home team had a let-off on fifteen minutes when a shot from St. Catherines came off the keeper and hit the post before being scrambled to safety. Gweedore took the lead on twenty five minutes with Declan Doherty beating the offside trap before rounding the keeper and sliding home from an acute angle. On forty minutes the sides were level, a fine individual goal by Jason Noctor running through the home defence before smashing it past the keeper.St Catherines started the second half brightly with Christopher Sweeney being called into action to tip a free kick over the bar. Gweedore came into it as the half progressed with Declan Doherty tirelessly running at the St. Catherines defence. The home team could have taken the lead on 80 minutes when a slip by the keeper allowed Thomas Diver a shot but the keeper recovered to push the ball round the post. A good team performance by St Catherines with Jamie Boyle and Declan Doherty doing well for Gweedore. Referee: Joe McHughGlenea United 4 Curragh Athletic 1In fine condition for football it was the home side that came out on top with a hard earned victory. In the first half the home side dominated proceedings but were unable to create any clear cut chances. Curragh were looking to play on the break and took the lead on 30 minutes from the penalty spot, Ryan Carlin converted. Glenea almost got back on level terms before half-time when Sean McBride got onto Ryan McFadden’s through ball but he saw his effort well saved by the visiting keeper. Glenea equalised at the start of the second half when Ryan McFadden took advantage of hesitation in the visiting defence to drive the ball home. Glenea continued to press for the lead goal but were unable to convert a number of chances that came their way. The home side took the lead on 75 minutes when John Harley’s cross found Ryan McFadden and he slotted the ball home. Glenea increased their lead on 80 minutes when, after good work by Donal Coll down the right, his cross found Sean McBride in the box. Mc Bride controlled the ball and drilled it home. Glenea completed the scoring on 88 minutes when Kevin Mulhern got onto a Sean Maguire through ball and lifted it over the keeper. Best for Glenea were Sean Coll, Donal Coll and Ryan McFadden while Ryan Carlin was best for Curragh. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 5Kerrykeel took the lead after 30 seconds when Jonny Friel found himself one on one with the Castlefin keeper and he slipped the ball into the net. Friel got his and Kerrykeel’s second after a smart freekick allowed him to guide it into the back of the net with his head. Castlefin’s first chance of the game fell to Simon Mc Glinchey after 20 minutes but his long range shot went narrowly over the bar. On the stroke of half time Jonny Friel should have completed his hat-trick but his shot went wide of the post. Mark Friel made it 3-0 to Kerrykeel on fifty three minutes when he capitalised on a bit of slack defending. Castlefin pulled one back in the 60th minute when Michael Dunnion crossed into the box to find the head of Matthew O’Rourke who finished well. Kerrykeel made it 4-1 when Mark Friel got his second goal with a brilliant 30 yard strike into the roof of the net giving Castlefin keeper Paul Lafferty no chance on seventy minutes. On 87 minutes Kerrykeel grabbed their 5th goal when Fergal Friel tapped the ball into the bottom corner amidst a goalmouth scramble. Best for Castlefin: Mark Carlin and Matthew O’Rourke.Best for Kerrykeel: Team Performance. Referee: Paddy DuffyDrumoghill F.C. 3 Gweedore United 0Drumoghill FC underlined their promotion aspirations with this crucial victory over fellow challengers Gweedore United. First half goals from Damian Crossan, Michael Doherty and Liam O’Donnell were ultimately the difference between the sides in a game that, despite the scoreline, could really have went either way. In an open game both teams started brightly as play swung from end to end but it was Drumoghill who opened the scoring on 17minutes when Damien Crossan latched onto a Karlos Rodgers pass to prod home. Gweedore had chances to equalise but found Mc Cready in inspired form in goals for Drumoghill. Drumoghill though were nothing if not efficient and doubled their advantage on 29 minutes through Michael Doherty after he raced onto McIntyre’s hopeful ball to hammer home. Gweedore had little chance to respond before Liam O’Donnell had made it 3-0, the striker reacting quickest in the box after Gweedore had failed to deal with Rodger’s corner. The second half saw Gweedore dominant in possession but found Lynch and Chris O’Donnell dominant at the back for Drumoghill as they ran out comfortable winners.Dunkineely Celtic 4 Keadue Rovers 0Dunkineely’s recent good form continued with this victory over Keadue at Darney Park. Keadue had the best of the early exchanges and saw a headed effort come off the bar following a corner on six minutes. On 15 minutes Adrian Hanlon had a close range shot well saved by John Mc Mullin. This let off seemed to waken the home team and they started to come more into the game. Andrew Mackey had a shot blocked on 22 minutes and Declan Murrin was just off target with a header following a corner. Dunkineely were containing the Keadue attack better as the half wore on and restricted them to long range shots. Mark Sweeney had an effort from 25 yards tipped over. On 40 minutes Adrian Nesbitt had a shot from the edge of the box go narrowly wide.On the restart Keadue went on the attack and a long range effort from Sweeney hit the post. Dunkineely took the lead on 56 minutes when a quickly taken free by Andrew Mackey sent Cian Kennedy away on the right wing and he cut inside and fired home from the edge of the area. A minute later Andrew Mackey shot narrowly wide when put through by Adrian Nesbitt. Adrian Hanlon had a long range effort tipped over on the hour mark. Two minutes Dunkineely scored their second and effectively killed off the game. Cian Kennedy’s deep cross was met at the back post by Adrian Nesbitt and he finished well past the keeper. Keadue tried hard to get back into the game and had a close range effort saved by the home keeper on 75 minutes. Dunkineely were now well on top with Keadue restricted to long range efforts. They got their third on 80 minutes when Cian Kennedy played a great through ball to Andrew Mackey who ran through to finish from 12 yards. The home team rounded of the scoring on 90 minutes when Adrian Nesbitt robbed a defender at the corner flag and broke into the box before crossing for Andrew Mackey to score from close range. Best for Dunkineely were Cian Kennedy and Andrew Mackey while Mark Sweeney worked tirelessly for Keadue. Referee: Victor RaineyCappry Rovers 4 Lagan Harps 1Cappry took the lead in this game after 14 minutes when Gary Dunnion scored with a header from a Benny Mc Laughlin cross. Lagan got back level with an Austin Marron shot into the bottom corner. The home team started the second half much brighter. Kevin Mc Glynn hit the crossbar from a Benny Mc Laughlin cross the ball fell to Alan Patton who shot through a crowd of players but seen his effort hit the post and go out for a goal kick. Cappry took the lead again on the 69th minute when Darren O’Leary headed home a Brian Lafferty free kick. Lagan pushed hard to get back on level terms but the home defence held firm. In the 86th minute Brendan Mc Laughlin got the goal he deserved when he rounded the Lagan keeper, after a through ball from Alan Patton, and tapped into an empty net. In the 88th minute Cappry got their 4th when, with his first touch after coming on, Kyle Lafferty headed a Darren O’Leary free kick into the bottom corner. Best for Cappry: Gary Dunnion, Dylan Ramsey and Brendan Mc Laughlin. Best for Lagan: Damien Mc Fadden and Drew Connolly. Referee Martin Mc AnennyCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 Whitestrand United 0Deele Harps kept all three points at home when they defeated Whitestrand United in this Division Two clash in Lifford. After sixty minutes of entertaining football during which both sides failed to break the deadlock the visitors were awarded a penalty which they failed to convert. Deele, reduced to ten men, found some extra bite as the game entered the closing fifteen minutes and Shane Gallagher, as he so often does, found the target to give his side an important victory against a Whitestrand side that has had a very good start to the season. Both sets of players are to be commended on an entertaining match. Referee: Marty QuinnBallybofey United 1 Convoy Arsenal 1A share of the spoils was a fair outcome from this CT Ball Division Two match between Ballybofey United and Convoy Arsenal. Convoy took the lead after fifteen minutes of the second half when Michael Melaugh prodded the ball home during a goalmouth scramble. Both sides cancelled each other out around the centre of the pitch and chances were at a premium. Ballybofey got a deserved equaliser with only three minutes remaining. David White drove the ball across the Convoy six yard box and Darragh Redmond got the all important touch to divert the ball into the Convoy Net. Best for Ballybofey United: John Gregg and Sean Bonner. Convoy Arsenal put in a team performance.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown CupTullyvinney Rovers 1 v 3 Arranmore UnitedDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 5 Fintown Harps AFCMilford United Reserves 1 v 2 Glenea United ReservesRamelton Mariners 0 v 4 Glencar CelticGlenree United Reserves 0 v 1 Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. 5 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves 2 v 2 Strand RoversCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesSUNDAYUlster Junior CupErne Wanderers 1 v 5 Aileach F.C.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 2 v 0 Lifford CelticRathmullan Celtic 2 v 0 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 St. CatherinesGlenea United 4 v 1 Curragh AthleticWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 1 v 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Drumoghill F.C. 3 v 0 Gweedore UnitedDunkineely Celtic 4 v 0 Keadue RoversCappry Rovers 4 v 1 Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedBallybofey United 1 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 07-12-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupArranmore United v Ramelton Mariners (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glenea United Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesFintown Harps AFC v Milford United ReservesErne Wanderers v Tullyvinney RoversGlenree United Reserves v Gweedore United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Mulroy CelticStrand Rovers v St. Catherines ReservesCranford United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSUNDAY 08-12-2013FAI Junior Cup 5th RoundWeston Villa v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Gweedore CelticMilford United v Rathmullan CelticDonegal Town v Glenea UnitedCurragh Athletic v Cranford UnitedSt. Catherines v Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneDrumoghill F.C. v Castlefin CelticDunkineely Celtic v Gweedore UnitedLagan Harps v Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Whitestrand UnitedDunlewy Celtic v Glenree UnitedDrumbar F.C. v Ballybofey UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Deele HarpsDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: December 1st, 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