Following two first period goals from Grande Prairie, it took the Huskies roughly 50 minutes, but they got the job done, tying the game courtesy of third period goals from Jamie Watson and Tyler Norris, sending the game to extra time. In that extra period, Trudeau scored his second of the game, providing the series-winning-goal. The Grande Prairie JDA Kings will now play the North Peace Navigators in the league finals. – Advertisement –
In a group also containing England, the performance was not entirely the statement of intent that Martinez’s side would have been hoping to make.But a victory will do for a team who are, on paper at least, good enough to go far in Russia, especially after heavyweights Germany, Brazil and Argentina all slipped up over the weekend.“That first goal was going to be essential,” said Martinez. “It is almost a mental blow for one team and it gives you a lot of breathing space for your first game in the tournament, and I thought from that point on we were more ourselves, more in control.”Belgium are now unbeaten in 20 matches, although the nature of the first-half performance against weak opposition showed that Martinez’s men still have significant progress to make if they are to improve on quarter-final appearances at the past two major tournaments.“It was our first World Cup game and we wanted it to be perfect,” said the Spaniard, who was also keen to praise the opposition.“We don’t want to take any credit away from Panama. What they did in the first half, they deserve huge credit, and my players deserve credit for what they did in the second half.”To be fair to Martinez, the Spaniard had warned on the eve of the game that his side would not have it easy.Panama lined up with a team of journeymen featuring five 30-somethings. Jaime Penedo in goal is 36, while Blas Perez up front is 37.But Hernan Dario Gomez’s side competed well in the first period especially, before eventually being undone by the quality at Belgium’s disposal.“Nobody likes losing, but that was a normal result. I told the players it had been an honourable performance. Our physical condition makes it hard for us against European teams,” said Gomez.Skipper Eden Hazard pulled the strings when he could, and the Chelsea star was denied by Penedo in the 38th minute with Belgium’s best chance of the first half.– Mertens strike –They needed a spark from somewhere, and they got it from Mertens in the 47th minute.Dries Mertens celebrates with Romelu Lukaku after putting Belgium in front against Panama © AFP / Odd ANDERSENThe Napoli man’s cross looking for Lukaku was headed out by Roman Torres and on by Fidel Escobar. But the ball dropped perfectly back to Mertens, whose volley from the right side of the box arced into the far corner.Michael Murillo was then denied an equaliser for Panama by a fine save from Thibaut Courtois.But the gulf in class began to tell as Belgium doubled their lead midway through the second half. Hazard found Kevin De Bruyne, and his sumptuous cross with the outside of the right boot was headed in by Lukaku.With Panama forced to throw more bodies forward, they were punished on the break a quarter of an hour from the end.This time Hazard released Lukaku, and the Manchester United man beat Penedo to complete the scoring and take him to five goals at major tournaments, as Belgium get up and running.That is in contrast to some of the other tournament favourites, but Martinez said he was not distracted by anyone else.“We can’t look at anybody else. Our way of playing depends a lot on our attitude and I really liked the attitude and commitment of my team in a game where you have nothing to win.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against Panama © AFP / Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Belgium coach Roberto Martinez hailed his side’s attitude after they overcame a difficult first half to beat Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup game on Monday.A superb Dries Mertens strike just after the break and a Romelu Lukaku brace sealed an ultimately comfortable win for the Belgians in the Group G encounter in Sochi, as the Central Americans succumbed to a defeat in their first-ever match at the finals.
How to take his attention-grabbing outbursts is a recurring theme back home in Argentina.“He thinks that the love that Argentines lavish on him is so great that when he behaves badly we’ll look the other way,” said 55-year-old businessman Bruno Sollner.Daniel Carballo, 56, agreed that Maradona “is not an example, at least not for me and most of my friends and my family, no.” “There are things that are not acceptable, but well, he’s like that,” Carballo added.Other South Americans tend to perceive Argentines as arrogant, and Maradona’s cockiness and public anguish seem to personify a nation’s suffering at its team’s stuttering performance in Russia.“He is arrogant, he gets out of control because of arrogance,” said Sollner. Maradona got adoration for his goals against England in the 1986 World Cup, both the cheat goal he scored with his hand — he called it the “Hand of God” — and another, when he danced past five English players to score what is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest goals of all time.In Buenos Aires that day, he became a god. It was almost as if he had avenged with a football Argentina’s painful defeat in the Falklands War against Britain four years earlier.– Idol of a new generation –Maradona raising his middle fingers to fans during Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018 © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAIrreverent, charismatic and provocative, Maradona remains an idol in Argentina, even for a generation too young to have seen him play, when his name became synonymous with footballing genius.Paula Garcia Paz, a teacher, was six when Maradona lifted the World Cup in 1986.“I’ll never forget it, that goal against England is something so memorable for Argentines,” she said.Sollner said “we love him because he has stood up to the powerful, because on the pitch he never gave up, and you can see how much defeat hurts him.“That devotion for a soccer fan is vital, it’s called sweating for the shirt,” he added.The antics at the World Cup have been amusing and disturbing by turns, but for Argentines a distracting sideshow to the main event on the pitch.Carried out of his seat in the VIP box after the match, he was forced to deny rumors he had been hospitalized, saying the next day that he was “very alive.”“In Russia he’s caused a stir, he’s a guy who retired decades ago and who won things 30 years ago, but if he sneezes. we’re all on tenterhooks, waiting. That’s unique. That’s Maradona,” said Sollner.– Diego, to the Nth degree –Maradona remains an idol in Argentina, even for a generation too young to have seen him play, when his name became synonymous with footballing genius © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHThose who know Maradona describe him as having an explosive personality while keeping his feet on the ground, despite having reached a sporting Olympus.“Diego was a kid in the slum, with a kite, on which he wrote the name Maradona. He started to run and the kite took flight, but he stayed on the ground,” is how biographer Guillermo Blanco puts it.Blanco said Maradona “just like everyone else has goodness, badness, ego, solidarity… but when he does something, he’s unlike others who are considered ‘balanced.’ He does it to the Nth degree.”Angry with his daughters, in a legal battle with his ex-wife, scammed by a relative or banned for doping at the 1994 World Cup, Maradona’s turbulent front-page life makes him a figure of pity for many Argentines, particularly the middle class.They still deride him for flaunting his friendships with late leftist leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.Angry with his daughters, in a legal battle with his ex-wife, scammed by a relative or banned for doping at the 1994 World Cup, Maradona’s turbulent front-page life makes him a figure of pity for many Argentines © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACEHe insists he no longer takes cocaine, a habit that began in his heyday with Italian team Napoli, but his behavior during the Nigeria match has given rise to some concern.“He needs to continue getting attention like in former times, but by giving an even worse example,” said Laura Orsi. “He is an icon of another time, but he erased all the glory with his behaviour: drugs, alcohol and fame went to his head,” said the 56-year-old systems analyst.– More than Messi –Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018 © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEThere are inevitable comparisons between Maradona and Lionel Messi, but until the younger man wins a World Cup, Maradona remains a cut above for most Argentines.“Messi is a phenomenon, but the world of football, until now, has not seen a player like Maradona,” his old teammate Claudia Caniggia said recently.Another contemporary, Julio Olarticoechea, agreed: “Seeing him, not only in games, but in training, was something else. Diego was magic. That’s the word.”“Messi still hasn’t managed to give us the happiness Diego did,” said Garcia Paz, the teacher.“He thought he was a god and made many mistakes, but I know that the day he leaves this world, Argentina will be paralyzed.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A museum in Buenos Aires is dedicated to Diego Maradona © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBuenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 30 – Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess has left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.The 57-year-old hit the headlines in Russia this week when he was filmed making two-handed middle-finger gestures to fans during Argentina’s narrow win over Nigeria in their final World Cup pool game.
Brian McCormick Premier LeagueDunkineely Celtic 2 Castlefin Celtic 1Milford Utd 3 Eany Celtic 2Lifford Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 0Glenea Utd 2 Gweedore Celtic 1Milford Inn Hotel Division OneArranmore Utd 0 Rathmullan Celtic 2Dunlewy Celtic 0 Donegal Town 3Raphoe Town 1 St Catherine’s 3Convoy 0 Curragh Athletic 1Cappry Rovers 3 Gweedore Utd 1CT Ball Division TwoDrumbar Utd 1 Bonagee Utd 0Kerrykeel 71 1 Keadue Rovers 4Copany Rvrs 4 Whitestrand 2Ballybofey Utd 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Cranford Utd 1 Glenree Utd 2 SOCCER: DONEGAL SUNDAY LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: February 19th, 2012 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:SOCCER: DONEGAL SUNDAY LEAGUE RESULTS
Members of Carndonagh Boxing Club.A well-known boxing club may now be unable to move into its new clubhouse after vandals caused up to €3,000 of damage.Windows were smashed and doors kicked in during the attack at Carndonagh Boxing Club on Sunday night last.The premises, at Barrack Hill, has been a labour of love for workers at the club with a total of €150,000 already spent on the building. John Lynch, a committee member of Carndonagh ABC, told Donegal Daily that they are disgusted by the attack.“We have rented a premises for the past 30 years at Chapel Street and this was our dream building.“All the money was raised through fundraising and now these vandals come along and attack the building for no reason other than thuggery.“We are very annoyed and we don’t know when we will be able to move into the premises now,” he said. The club, which has up to 60 members, boasts a number of All-Ireland champions.John added “The aim of the club has always been to give kids some direction in their lives.“Now other kids have come along and done this. It’s just so frustrating and we don’t have the money to carry out these repairs at the moment.” BOXING CLUB ON ROPES AFTER DISGUSTING VANDALISM ATTACK was last modified: June 17th, 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:Carndonagh Boxing Clubdonegalvandalism attack
Donegal captain Michael Murphy has admitted all the players and management are giving everything they can to ensure they can overcome Dublin this Sunday and reach another All-Ireland final.Murphy admits no stone is being left unturned in their quest to bring the All-Ireland title they relinquished last year back to the hills. To watch the video simply click play on the video above.DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MURPHY “EVERYBODY’S PUTTING THE SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL” was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ddtv newsdonegalMichael MurphySport
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Christian Perez, 18, and Heriberto Rodriguez, 24, were both charged with murder in the incident, Undersheriff Larry Waldie said. Perez was originally jailed for murder and Rodriguez for carjacking. The incident occurred when the victim, a transient from Georgia jailed for being a convict in possession of a gun and escaping from jails in Arizona and Nevada, cut in front of two gang members in the dinner line, Waldie said. The name of the victim, who lived at a trailer park in Walnut, was not released pending notification of next of kin. Since the slayings of the five jailhouse informants in a seven-month period in late 2003 and early 2004, the department has assigned 96 deputies to ensure inmates are checked hourly. “By law, we have to check where people are every hour,” Waldie said. “We have 6,000 inmates in the jail, 4,000 of whom are gang members and 600 who are murderers. The deputies were working vigilantly to prevent violence. It doesn’t take long when you are dealing with murderers for an incident to occur.” In a phone call while attending a gang conference in Russia, Sheriff Lee Baca asked Waldie to evaluate whether gang members charged with murder could be housed separately from other inmates. In his report, Gennaco noted that additional deputies assigned to conduct hourly checks have interrupted 23 attempted suicides this year. Gennaco said there was only one successful jail suicide this year, compared to 4.5 suicides on average in previous years. In other matters, the OIR noted that some sheriff’s commanders have not consulted with the OIR before engaging in “unprincipled reductions” in discipline for employee misconduct. As a result of the five jailhouse slayings, 25 sheriff’s employees were suspended three to 15 days. After the appeal process was completed, the discipline of three deputies was rescinded and in several more cases the suspensions were reduced significantly, Gennaco said. The report also found that 20 inmates have escaped from the jails and courthouses from November 2004 to Sept. 30. Several cases involved dangerous inmates, including a 19-year-old man hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in October 2004. The inmate escaped while the deputy guarding him was looking at pornographic material on a computer. Deputies from the Santa Clarita station apprehended the inmate later the same day, but not before he had assaulted and seriously injured a nearby homeowner. OIR concurred with the department’s decision to fire the deputy. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sixteen months after a spate of five inmate homicides at Men’s Central Jail, an inmate was stomped to death in a day room Wednesday evening. Details of the incident were released Thursday at a press conference discussing the fourth annual Office of Independent Review report, which had recommended that the Sheriff’s Department stop using the day rooms because they have no observation areas for deputies. The report, written by a panel of civil rights attorneys who oversee internal sheriff’s investigations and recommend discipline, noted that after the five homicides sheriff’s officials had phased out use of the day rooms but had recently begun using them again to avoid inmates having to sleep on the floor. “Was it appropriate or a good idea to use that facility as a holding area?” asked OIR Chief Attorney Michael Gennaco. “The department will never be able to completely prevent a murder in the jails. A jail is a powder keg full of violent people that will blow up occasionally in violence. But through vigilant review & the Sheriff’s Department can reduce (violence).”
Swilly Rovers Football Club have lost their appeal to have sanctions and a €1,000 fine lifted by the FAI in the aftermath of racist allegations at Swilly Park.The club will now consider other avenues of appeal to have the sanctions overturned in the controversy involving an Under 15 SFAI Cup game against Castlebar Celtic played on March 1st.A player, Thierry Baba and his club alleged that he was racially abused at the game – a claim strenuously denied by the Donegal club. The Tirconail Tribune reports the appeal was heard on Tuesday on the decision of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland to hit Swilly with a €1,000 fine and ban from playing any more home matches this season in national underage cup competitions.On Wednesday morning Swilly Chairperson Edward Diver confirmed news of the FAI’s decision not to overturn the sanctions. He added that it would now be a matter for the club to decide whether to explore other possible appeal avenues or legal options in relation to their case.Mr Diver declined to make any further comment on the matter until after a formal club meeting was held to discuss the FAI decision.Swilly officials including Chairperson Edward Diver, Secretary Mick Geever, Schoolboys Secretary P.J. Kavanagh and U-15 managers Tony McNamee and Brian Harte attended the appeal hearing at the FAI Headquarters in Abbottstown on Tuesday and were accompanied by solicitor Seamus Gunn. While Mr Diver said he was pleased with the way their case had been heard by the FAI Appeals Committee there is understandable disappointment within the club that at least some of the sanctions were not lifted.The only minor alteration to the initial punishment handed down is that €500 of the original €1,000 fine is to be paid to a national anti-racism programme.The appeal was heard on Tuesday after Swilly had sought a deferral of the hearing, which was originally scheduled for last Friday in order to deal with a large volume of documentation that was been received in relation to the alleged racist chanting towards Thierry Baba during an U-15 cup game against Castlebar Celtic at the beginning of March in Ramelton.The original sanctions were handed down by the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland (SFAI) following a disciplinary meeting in Dublin three weeks ago.Swilly has also been ordered to undertake an FAI Intercultural Racism programme. As a result of the appeal the Ramelton side’s U-15 SFAI Cup quarter-final game against Kerry’s Kingdom Boys scheduled for March 22nd at a neutral venue in Lucan, Dublin did not go ahead.The match had originally been a home game for Swilly until the disciplinary sanctions were handed down. The rescheduling of that game will depend on what course of action the Swilly Rovers Club now decide upon after their appeal was turned down.SWILLY ROVERS LOSE APPEAL OVER RACIST ALLEGATIONS was last modified: April 3rd, 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:Castlebar CelticSFAIswilly roversThierry Baba
A man was killed in a car crash in Gortahork last night.The man, who was in his 30s, was killed following the crash in the Curransport/Glasserchoo area.The identity of the man, who is believed to be from the area, has not yet been released. However it is believed he is married and is a father.Details of the crash have not yet been released.The area has been sealed off and crash collision investigators are due on the scene this morning to carry out a full investigation into the cause of the crash.“It’s shocking any time for this to happen but for it to happen at Christmas is even more tragic. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with his poor family,” said one local. Meanwhile there was also a crash at Bunbeg Bridge last night.Two young men were involved in the crash but their injuries are understood to be not serious.Meanwhile drivers are asked to slow down and take care as road conditions are treacherous with plunging temperatures. BREAKING NEWS: YOUNG MAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: December 29th, 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:crashdeathdonegalGardaiGoth DobhairROADS
California woman Kelly Patri has fulfilled her dream of moving to the picturesque Irish countryside after finding the perfect cottage just outside Donegal Town.Kelly appeared on the hit US show ‘House Hunters International’ which was broadcast on the American HGTV channel earlier this week.Kelly sold her home and pet care businesses in San Diego to relocate to Donegal, after falling in love with the landscape during a holiday two years ago. Assisted by local friend Maria Murphy and estate agent Keith G. Anderson, Kelly found the vintage Irish cottage of her dreams.After viewing three houses; one in Laghy, one in Ballintra, and one in Disert to the north-west of Donegal Town, Kelly made her big decision.Opting to go for a modernised Disert cottage situated amongst sublime rolling green fields, Kelly is now happily settled and is volunteering at Donegal Donkey Sanctuary.The exterior of Kelly’s gorgeous new home. Picture sourced via House Hunters International“If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d be living in Ireland I never would have believed it. I feel like this house was just made for me and my dogs,” she beamed. Although the house initially didn’t give her the cosy Irish cottage feel she had dreamed of when first viewing the house, she soon put her own stamp on her new home and redecorated it beautifully.Kelly revamped the living room with bright colours and fresh flowers. Picture sourced via House Hunters InternationalPicture sourced via House Hunters International“I’ve found things at different boots sales and antique stores, and now I think this is the cosy cottage!“Maria did want me to be in town and I insisted on being in the country, I didn’t realise it was going to be this far out but I love it out here now. I’ve got a beautiful countryside, I’ve got animals all around me, and I’m also volunteering at Donegal Donkey Sanctuary.“I’m just really enjoying every single day. This was the best thing I ever did in my life.”American woman fulfills dream of moving to Donegal after appearing on house hunting show was last modified: March 20th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Californiadonegalproperty