Open letter to Caribbean Airlines CEO

first_imgDear Editor,My complaint is in regard to the mistreatment I received from a crew member – Gaye Finch, on December 17, 2018.Because of my recent surgery, I was taken in a wheelchair to the door of the aircraft. I politely requested help with my carry-on luggage. Ms Finch refused, and explained that they are not allowed to put baggage for passengers to be stored above. I explained that the only help I needed was to wheel my carry-on luggage to my seat; I did not need for her to hoist it as I was going to ask a fellow-passenger to do so. She insisted that there is no way she or her crew could do that (taking the carry-on baggage to my seat area). I explained that I had had surgery, and the doctor underscored the importance of not handling any weight or pulling or pushing any object that might cause internal bleeding. She was laughing – almost in a belligerent expression. I wanted a record of this incident and therefore took a few photos (of her laughing).I was left alone to fend for myself as Ms Finch was unmovable in her resolve not to help. I therefore struggled and pulled my carry-on baggage.After the plane arrived in Port of Spain, I approached her for an explanation as to why she did not help me. She was repeating the same information (that she and the other crew were not allowed to put passengers’ baggage in the storage section above). I was recording this conversation and she got angry. She said that no photos or videos are allowed in the plane. (I’ve seen several videos of mishandlings in the plane; all one has to do is to check out these goings-on on YouTube.) She then called security on me.As we were speaking, I saw one of the crew who emerged from the cockpit. His name was Sheldon Rampersaud and he informed me that he was an assistant to the captain. I explained the incident (in Toronto), and he suggested that I write a complaint – which I am doing right now.After my conversation with Mr Rampersaud, a security supervisor, Mr Kenrick Dass, had a chat with me. He asked me to tell my side of the story (after he had spoken with Ms Finch), which I did. He apologised for the unfortunate experience but demanded that I delete all the photos and videos that I took of my conversation with Ms Finch.I have heard of the disdainful treatment Caribbean Airlines employees give to passengers, but this is the first time I experienced this with CAL.I would appreciate it if an inquiry would be made into this incident. I would be glad to meet with a senior representative of CAL to discuss the matter.Yours truly,Dr Devanand Bhagwanlast_img read more

Region 5 RDC meeting disrupted again

first_imgFor the sixth consecutive month, the Region Five Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has been unable to sit because of uncouth disruptions to its monthly statutory meetings by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Regional Councillors. On Thursday, the APNU/AFC Councillors led by Carol Fraser again prevented the chairman from presiding over the meeting.Joseph maintains that Regional Vickchand Ramphal was disrespectful to President David Granger and as a result will not be allowed to preside over the meeting.Despite calls by the chairman for Joseph to stand if she had something to say, the councillor disregarded the utterances and continued to palaver.Beneath her loud nuisance the chairman said she was being disrespectful to the entire council and the Region. The other APNU/AFC councillors then joined Joseph in banging the table.Following that episode, Ramphal called for unity and cooperation. He said it was a time when they all needed to work together for the Region but his words were drowned out by the sounds of banging and singing.The meeting was yet again adjourned.Since the beginning of the year, the Regional Administration has been unable to hold its monthly statutory meetings because of disruptions by the APNU/AFC side.They are contending that Ramphal disrespected President Granger by not attending an official function in the Region in January of this year.Joseph says they are demanding an apology from the chairman before they allow him to chair any meeting of which they are a part of.She had said earlier: “We are out here because the council has been suspended, because we feel that the Chairman of this Region [who] took the oath of office to serve all the people of this Region, disrespected His Excellence President David Granger when he visited January 15, to commission two buses for the Region and as such we cannot respect him as the Chairman of this Region until he apologises publically to his Excellency.”Ramphal told reporters that he did not attend the function because he was not invited to it. In noting that the welcoming of the President was done by an APNU councillor, Ramphal said it should have been done by him. Further to that, he emphasised that he did not receive a formal invitation to the commissioning which was held in the compound of the RDC that houses his office: “I was given a programme the day before and no invitation.”However Abel Seetaram, an APNU/AFC councillor had told the media that the chairman was invited. He said Joseph met with Ramphal and discussed the agenda and the reason for the President’s visit. “The chairman is claiming that all he was given is an agenda of the event. I don’t know where you are given a menu and they would not invite you for a meal. Why will they give you that menu; you ought to know about the event or the get-together,” said Seetaram.Seetaram said the current administration has never planned an event in that Region without informing the Regional Administration.According to Ramphal, at the RDC level, they have acknowledged the donation of the two school buses and appreciate it as it aims at assisting school children from several communities. He says the non-attendance of the Regional Chairman is in no way meant to be disrespectful to the people of Region Five or the President. “I want to believe that proper communication was not done on the ground by the people who are responsible for doing so,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, despite heavy and persistent flooding in the Region, the council has not been able to sit as a body and discuss a way forward. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

17 killed in Region 6 for 2019

first_imgSeventeen people were killed in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) in 2019, the same as was recorded for the previous year.Dead: Dominic Tyler SulkerOf the 17, seven were pedestrians including two children, six motorcyclists, two drivers, one occupant of a motor vehicle and one pedal cyclist being a child.In addition, the traffic department recorded 39 serious accidents for 2019 when compared to 41 in the previous year. There were also 52 damage accidents compared to 65 in 2018.Dead: Kevin SinclairIn all, there was a total of 178 accidents compared to 197 the previous year.“We have noticed that over the weekend period is our trouble period and from Friday evenings into Monday mornings. So, it is the entire weekend and then on holidays,” Commander Brutus revealed.He further stated that most of the accidents occurred between 18:00h and midnight.Dead: Gurdatt Hemraj“In terms of the factors for the causes of accidents, speeding tops the list, driving under the influence (DUI). Sometimes you have speeding and DUI – they go hand in hand. Inattentiveness by the use of the cell phone while driving is also one of the factors which lead to accidents,” the Commander said while noting that the failure to observe the rules of the road is also a factor.Hazards on the road such as derelict vehicles, vehicles parked dangerously and other objects left on the road shoulders that should not be there have contributed to most of the road accidents.One of the accident scenes of 2019“When we look at the offices that we target to curb fatal accidents, in general, is speeding.”However, 1923 cases were made out against errant drivers. Forty-nine cases were for driving under the influence; 17 persons were charged for dangerous driving, 323 for failing to wear seat belts and 58 for failing to wear safety helmets. In all, a total of 5861 are before the court for general traffic offences.“As road users, we need to pay attention to the rules of the road. There are published speed limits on the road and this is based on engineers that had the speed limits fixed to that rate because of the general circumstances surrounding the conditions of the road, the housing and the communities around and the width of the road. All those factors are used to determine the speed limit of a certain area,” the Commander added.He also stated that drivers also need to consider other road users.“You should always anticipate that the other person will make the mistake, [hone] your driving to prevent an accident rather than going fast unnecessarily. You also need to cater for animals on our roads. Of course, from time to time we will have the stray catchers impounding the animals but then they are still instances where animals are on the road.”He noted that in Region Six and more particularly on the Corentyne, drivers need to consider rice harvesting and the wetness on the roadway in most instances.Nevertheless, he added that every life that is lost on the roadway is one too many.last_img read more

B.C. Winter Games committee looking to share memories of past Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2020 B.C. Winter Games committee is looking for residents to share their stories of Games of years past, this ahead of the upcoming Games in Fort St. John.The last time the Winter Games was in Fort St. John was in 1984, which included dignitaries such as Premier Bill Bennett, Mayor Brian Palmer, and B.C. Games chair Ron Butlin.Jennifer Moore, of the 2020 B.C. Winter Games, says throughout the past year, many members of the community have been talking about their memories of past Games and is encouraging everyone to share them online in order to keep the memories alive as a legacy piece.- Advertisement -To share your stories and memories of past Winter Games, you can visit bcwintergames.ca.The 2020 B.C. Winter Games takes place February 20 to the 23 in Fort St. John.last_img read more

Money alloted for La Habra Heights station

first_imgLA HABRA HEIGHTS – A week after City Council members selected Hacienda and West roads as the site of a proposed new fire station, money is starting to fall into place for its construction. The city transferred an additional $800,000 into the station’s construction fund, bringing the total earmarked so far to $3.8 million. The new station is expected to cost $6.8 million. City Manager Ron Bates said Thursday the city was able to add the money because its reserve is increasing and is expected to grow by $400,000 this fiscal year. “We have it, and if we don’t use it or don’t want to, we can always transfer it back,” she said. Even though the money situation looks better, Bates said he and other staff members are continuing to look for ways to reduce construction costs on the fire station. Architect Kelly Needham is looking at less-expensive types of construction, such as metal, tilt-up or prefabricated buildings, he added. The city also has begun looking for a consultant to complete an environmental review that will determine the proposed station’s environmental impacts. Bates also is working with Southern California Edison Co. on ways to install the station’s utilities underground. Cities that place utilities underground are eligible to receive grant money from Edison, Bates said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Things are going well enough that we felt confident enough that we could recommend \,” he said. The City Council approved the fund transfer last week. Even after the transfer, the city’s general fund stands at $2.6 million, with $654,892 in a reserve fund, while its fund for fire services is nearly $1.1million, he said. “We’ve got over a 20 percent reserve in the general fund,” he said. In the fire fund “we’ve got up to about half a year’s operating cost,” Bates added. The latter has a projected ending balance of $614,007. Mayor Tela Millsap said transferring the money over to the fire station project is no big deal. last_img read more

Federer thrilled with 2017 rebound

first_img0Shares0000Roger Federer at a pres conference as the Shanghai Masters gets underway. Two more Grand Slams this season has put 100 career singles titles within the Swiss great’s reach. © AFP / CHANDAN KHANNASHANGHAI, China, Oct 9 – Roger Federer said Monday he is pinching himself over a resurgent season that has added two more Grand Slams to the Swiss great’s trophy case and put 100 career singles titles within reach.Following an injury-plagued 2016 in which he failed to lift any hardware, Federer has thrived on a reduced schedule aimed at easing the strain on his 36-year-old bones. “I couldn’t be happier with this season to be quite honest,” the world number two said as preliminary play in the Shanghai Masters got under way.“I’m just happy being here now and it would be nice to pick up another title and get in training and start again the next year and get more chances then.”Looming in Shanghai is a potential clash in the final between Federer and Rafael Nadal, whose friendly rivalry has blossomed anew this year as they force the next generation to wait their turn.Nadal, who in August re-took the world’s top ranking for the first time in more than three years, is also enjoying a stellar campaign.The Spaniard comes to Shanghai’s hardcourt having dispatched dangerous 22-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to win the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.The veteran Federer, on the other hand, skipped Beijing to arrive early in Shanghai to practice — and pace himself.“To win tournaments is not an easy thing to do. I came to realise that obviously last year,” he said.“I’m playing only the big tournaments now so you need to really be in tip-top shape and ready to go and it’s just not so simple.”With many predicting players like Germany’s Alexander Zverev to become the sport’s next dominant players, Federer and Nadal aren’t done yet.Starting the year ranked a relatively lowly 17th in the world, Federer beat Nadal in the Australian Open final in January and then won a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon in July without dropping a set.He now has 93 singles titles, just one shy of overtaking Ivan Lendl for second-most in the Open era. Jimmy Connors has 109.– Healthy, happy and here –But Federer, who has five singles titles so far this year, is just focused on staying healthy.“I’m not that far away (from 100 titles) it seems, but there is no point to really to think about it on a daily basis. This is something that is either going to happen or not going to happen,” he said.“I’m happy I’m here, and I’m happy that I’m healthy.”Federer has third-seed Zverev in his half of the draw, while Nadal’s side has tough customers like Mario Cilic, Kyrgios and US open finalist Kevin Anderson.Federer said he was surprised that Nadal, who won the French and US Opens this year, had even competed in Beijing after a busy recent stretch of tennis.He also marvelled at the hardcourt versatility of the Spaniard, whose 10 French Open wins had already proven his mastery on clay.“It’s nice to see him keeping going. This (the China Open) is a really big win for him. So for him to go to Beijing and win it right away, I expected him to pull out, to be honest.”He added: “Why not? There is no reason for him to push it too hard, but that’s Rafa.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Martinez: Everton ready for artificial turf test in Europa League

first_img Everton manager Roberto Martinez 1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez has stressed his confidence that his players are ready for the challenge of facing Young Boys on the Swiss side’s artificial pitch.In preparation for Thursday’s Europa League last-32 first leg, the Toffees have this week been training on a similar surface used by Everton Ladies and the Widnes Vikings rugby league team.Young Boys have won all five of their European games at their Stade de Suisse home this term, including a 2-0 victory over Napoli.And asked during his pre-match press conference at the stadium if he was worried about the pitch there, Martinez said: “Obviously it is a completely different surface and the bounce of the ball is different.“The home team are a bit more used to those conditions.“But from our point of view, we have done our preparation right – the whole week we have been working on that sort of surface, and I feel we are ready.“I think it is more about making sure we don’t do too much, because I think recovering from working on this sort of surface can take a little bit longer than with natural grass.“But overall, we are ready as a team to be able to perform and be ourselves tomorrow, and it is not an excuse or a reason for us not to be able to compete in the game.”Everton, who are enjoying their first continental campaign in five seasons, head into Thursday’s match off the back of an impressive effort in the group stage.They accrued 11 points en route to claiming top spot in Group H, with their only loss coming after that position had been secured, however, their domestic form has been more disappointing.The Toffees have won just two of their last 13 Premier League fixtures, and suffered early exits in both FA Cup and League Cup competitions.But Martinez, whose side came fifth in the Premier League last season but are currently 12th, hopes continued success in Europe can help the Merseysiders gain some momentum in what remains of their top-flight campaign.The Spaniard added: “For us to be involved in the Europa League is a phenomenal opportunity to grow as a team and it is something we need at the club.“European football is something that needs to run in our DNA and we want to have this on a consistent basis.“In terms of the season, we have never had a real momentum in the league and that has been affecting us in our results.“But we have been pristine in Europe and, now, in the knockout stages we are really excited and looking forward to it.“We embrace the competition and we want to take this competitive edge into the Premier League and finish the season as strong as we can.”last_img read more

Man United manager Louis van Gaal branded ‘crass’ and ‘pathetic’ by journalist he called ‘fat’

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been branded ‘crass’ and ‘pathetic’ by the journalist he reportedly called ‘fat’ after angrily dismissing a question about captain Wayne Rooney.Neil Custis, The Sun’s Manchester correspondent, was verbally attacked by the Red Devils’ boss in the Dutchman’s post-match press conference following the 3-3 draw with Newcastle on Tuesday night.Van Gaal reacted abrasively to a query about Rooney – whose form has come under increased scrutiny in recent months – and identified Custis for specific abuse.Custis, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, subsequently launched a scathing attack on Van Gaal and his stuttering United regime.“The comment was crass and pathetic but it’s a shame he’s not so astute when he’s looking at his own failings at Manchester United because the way they play under him has probably been the worst Manchester United have in 35 years,” said Custis.“Win, lose or draw – you come away from a United match at the moment in the same manner.”Custis also hedged the blame for United’s failings this season – they exited the Champions League and League Cup prematurely – on Van Gaal, in turn offering support to the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and club owners the Glazers.He added: “They [Woodward and the Glazers] have given this manager everything he wants and bowed to every whim.“In many ways, Ed Woodward has been the perfect boss for a manager.“The manager has spent £250m and rising. What has he [Van Gaal] done with that money?“I don’t think he’s wasted it on poor players. He’s bought good players, he’s just made them poor.”Untied travel to arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon – a contest you can listen to exclusively live on talkSPORT from 2.05pm BST.last_img read more

TRANSFER FIGHT! Chelsea and Manchester United both eyeing PSG striker

first_img1 Edinson Cavani in action for Paris Saint-Germain Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.Cavani, who scored the winner against Guus Hiddink’s side in their Champions League last 16 first leg last week, is reportedly considering leaving the French capital at the end of the season as he seeks a fresh challengeAccording to Mercato 365, Chelsea’s representatives spoke to their PSG counterparts about Cavani’s availability last week and are now lining up a bid for the Uruguayan international.Cavani’s contract with PSG doesn’t expire until 2018 but the forward already has his heart set on a move away from the Parc des Prince this summer.United are also keen on landing the 29-year-old hitman and a bidding war between the two clubs could take place in the summer.However, both clubs are expected to hold fire on firming up their interest in Cavani until they have new managers in place.last_img read more

DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAY 25-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupArranmore United 5 Strand Rovers 0 Arranmore United welcomed Strand Rovers to Rannagh Park for their first home game of the season and ran out 5-0 winners. Arran started well with Daniel O’ Donnell controlling the tempo in the middle of the field. Arran took the lead on 10minutes when a 40 yard ball from Danny Rodgers found Gavin Mc Glanaghey at the back post and he controlled well before firing home left footed. Strand threatened on occasions from set pieces but were marshalled well throughout by Danny Rodgers, Ruan Reynolds and Peter Dillon, although Brendan Glackin did go close early on. Arran doubled their lead when Gavin Mc Glanaghey found his brother Chris who tapped home from a yard out. Almost immediately from the restart Ruan won possession and played the ball to Daniel O’ Donnell who curled home left footed from 30 yards. Mark Ward and went close again before number 4 came as a great cross from Peter Dillon was converted by Michael Regan. The away side upped the tempo at the start of the second half and didn’t let the home side have it all their own way, with Hanlon, Glackin and Brennan threatening. Arran also had several chances with the Mc Glanagheys forcing the visiting keeper into several saves. With 5 minutes left Chris Mc Glanaghey scored his second goal from 6 yards out to make it five for the home side. Chris Mc Glanaghey stood out for Arranmore in a great team performance. Brendan Brennan and Brendan Glackin stood out for Strand Rovers.Rathmullan Celtic 3 Orchard F.C. 0Defending Brian McCormick Cup holders Rathmullan Celtic advanced to the Area final of this season’s curtain raiser to the league proper with a comprehensive three goal win over Orchard F.C. at Tri-A-Lough with Eoin Sheridan, Aaron Mc Clafferty and Eamonn Sheridan finding the net following his exploits on the African plains this summer. Paddy Sheridan and Paddy Burger’s Hoops made it three wins and a draw from four in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup as the new look Seasiders found their rhythm and groove with ease against the Letterkenny outfit.Talismanic midfielder Eoin Sheridan, after missing a penalty, scored to set the Seasiders on their way. Player-manager Burger made a classic goal line clearance on 42 minutes to deny Niall Bonar after the striker’s effort seemed to have equalised proceedings approaching half time. The Hoops came out of the blocks stronger in the second period and increased their lead on 50 minutes after Niall Doherty mesmerised on the right wing before crossing for Mc Clafferty who tucked away his strike from inside the area. The match was over as a contest on 65 minutes when former Finn Harps striker Eamonn Sheridan scored an unstoppable header. Best for Rathmullan: Paddy Burger, Lenny Boyce and Shea Coyle. Best for Orchard: Niall Bonner. Referee: Marty Mc AnennyKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 6 Mulroy Celtic 1Kerrykeel ‘71 earned the bragging rights on derby day in Fanad with a comprehensive victory over Mulroy Celtic. The ‘71 started well with mark Friel pulling the springs in midfield and he opened the scoring on six minutes when Shaun Friel finished off a fine move which involved Barney Mc Bride and Kevin Loughrey. It was 2 nil on eleven minutes, this time Johnny Friel finishing well from a shot inside the box. Mulroy were finding it hard to deal with the ‘71 front two and Johnny Nanny got his second when he headed home a Tony Mc Bride cross. Mulroy went close on twenty minutes with a fine strike from 20 yards which Hughie Walsh tipped over the bar. Kerrykeel made the points safe on thirty-six minutes when Mark Friel beat the off-side trap and coolly rounded Jerome Doherty in the Mulroy goal. To Mulroy’s credit they never gave up and pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time when Paul Coyle brilliantly crossed for Paul Martin to tap home at the back post. The second half swung from end to end with both keepers making fine saves. Kerrykeel struck twice in the space of five minutes to wrap up the scoring with Shaun Friel and Mark Friel finishing off great Kerrykeel moves.Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Mark Friel, Kevin Loughrey and Shaun Friel Best for Mulroy Celtic: Eamonn Sweeney and Michael Mc GroryReferee: Joe Mc HughKilmacrennan Celtic 4 Glencar Celtic 4Action from the Brian Mc Cormick Cup match between Kilmacrennan Celtic and Glencar Celtic at Diamond Park, Ballyare. Pic.: Gary Foy, League PROBoth sides knew that only a win would guarantee passage to the next stage of the Cup but it wasn’t to be for either side. Glencar started the brighter with midfield dynamo Eugene Sullivan running the midfield and Pajo causing all sorts of problems for the Kilmac defence. The opening goal came from a corner. Glencar crossed what looked like a harmless ball into the six yard box that went unchallenged by the Kilmac rearguard. Eugene Sullivan tapped in from one yard what was a gift of an opener. Kilmac sprung to life with Burke showing his magic on the turn in the box. A throw-in wide on the right came to Burke and no danger was apparent until he squared the ball for Edwin Doherty and Eddie never misses. Outstanding goalkeeper Dom Friel was injured in the build-up but could do nothing to prevent Doherty’s goal. Glencar shifted gears and Pajo turned sharply at the edge of the box leaving Kilmac for dust and squared for Sullivan’s second of the game. Glencar seemed to take every chance they got in the first half.Shortly after the break Kilmac assumed control. A long ball from the back found Kilmac’s Kieran Doherty who headed to Burke who cleverly found Edwin Doherty breaking the Glencar line. And Eddie never misses. Friel couldn’t reach Doherty’s sublime lob to make it 2-2.The Saturday team outfit didn’t rest. Soon after the equaliser Paddy O’ Kane found the net with an neat finish followed by a killer goal from Paddy Collins that looked to have secured 3 points for Glencar.The Kilmac bench decided to bring on Garry Gorman for the remaining 25 minutes and it wasn’t long before it paid off. A long ball from Tolland found Gorman on the edge of the area who found Edwin Doherty from the flick on. Doherty squared to Gorman who’s diving header gave Kilmac hope.Kilmac pushed hard for an equaliser as Seamus Peoples played Gorman behind the Glencar defence but Dom Friel was equal to the challenge. With one minute remaining on the clock Peoples found himself out wide again with numbers in the box. A sublime cross found Gorman again at the back post who headed home to break Glencar hearts.Best for Glencar: Sullivan, Pajo and FrielBest for Kilmac: Eddie Doherty, Peoples and GormanReferee: Brian O’ KaneKeadue Rovers 4 Dunlewy Celtic 0Keadue Rovers were comfortable winners over Dunlewey Celtic in this second group match in the Brian McCormick Cup. It was an ideal day for football and it was Dunlewey who had slightly the better of the opening exchanges. Keadue however took the lead on nine minutes when Packie Mc Gonagle’s through ball found Ryan Greene and he beat the keeper and drilled low to the net. Dunlewey had chances after this shooting wide on eleven minutes and following a good move down the wing on fifteen minutes their shot scraped the crossbar. On the half hour mark an effort from Keadue’s Luke Neely went just wide and Packie Mc Gonagle also had a header and long range effort go narrowly wide. On forty four minutes a good move from Adam Neely and David Sweeney down the left wing ended with Martin Redmond scoring. Into the second half and the home team were still on top and on forty seven minutes Donal Rodgers made it three from close range. It was four on the hour when Donal Rodgers converted a penalty. Despite being four down Dunlewey fought very well and had a good ten minute spell near the end forcing the home keeper into a few saves.Overall a well deserved Keadue victory from a continually improving young side for whom Packie Mc Gonagle and Martin Redmond stood out. A good team performance from Dunlewey. Referee: Gerry Rodden.Glenea United 6 Glenree United 1Glenea qualified for the Brian McCormick Cup Area Final with this well earned victory over Glenree. In fine conditions Glenea took the lead within a minute when Darren Mc Geever took advantage of hesitation in the away defence to roll the ball home. Glenea continued to press for another goal and were rewarded on 20 minutes when Sean Coll’s through ball found Michael Barry and he slotted the ball into net. Glenree tried hard to get back into the game and came close through Andrew Mc Clafferty on a couple of occasions with Joe Coll and the bar coming to the home team’s aid. Glenea extended their lead on 35 minutes when Ryan McFadden played in Michael Barry and he converted for his 2nd goal. Darren Mc Geever got a fourth on 43 minutes when he fired home after good work by Donal Coll. In the 2nd half Glenree pushed to get back into the game and were rewarded on 70 minutes when Darren Ellis slotted the ball home from the edge of the box. Glenea finished the game strongly and added 2 further goals. Darren Mc Geever completed his hat trick when he met Shane Coll’s cross and in the final minute Donal Coll fired home from the corner of the box. Best for Glenea were Sean Coll and Shane Ferry while it was a team effort from Glenree. Referee: Raymond Floyd.Cranford United 1 Gweedore United 2Cranford United’s Arthur Lynch and Gweedore United’s Matthew Byrne in action during their Brian Mc Cormick Cup encounter at Cranford Park. Pic.: Gary Foy, League PROGweedore United took the spoils in this Brian McCormick Cup clash in Cranford park. Cranford started brightly and controlled the first twenty minutes with a couple of half chances coming their way. The pressure eventually paid off in the 20th minute when Shaun Mc Elwaine headed home a Chris Carr cross. Gweedore came back into the game and started to put some good moves together. In the 35th minute Paul Doohan fired into the roof of the net to leave it 1-1 at the break. It was end to end in the second half with chances plentiful at both ends. In the 89th minute Gweedore finally took their chance when Ciaran McFadden beat the offside trap and slotted home. Brian Gallagher excelled for Gweedore with Shaun Gallagher best for the home team. Referee: James MalseedLifford Celtic 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 0Played in perfect conditions at Green Brae Park Lifford ran out comfortable winners against Tullyvinney who worked tirelessly until the final minute. Lifford took the lead on the half hour mark when Ian Ward broke clear from the Tullyvinney defence to finish to the bottom corner. From the restart Darragh Crossan had Tullyvinney’s best chance only for his effort to be saved by Lee White in the Lifford goal. Lifford went further ahead on the stroke of half time when Ross Porter cooly finished following good approach play from Mark Neeson. With 15 minutes remaining Lifford ensured there would be no fight back from Tullyvinney when Ian Ward grabbed his second and Lifford’s third with a fine finish to the top corner. As the game came to a close Tullyvinney pushed more men forward but the Lifford rearguard remained entact to ensure a clean sheet and 3-0 victory.Castlefin Celtic 5 Deele Harps 1Deele harps had a strong start in Park View as they took the lead on 5 minutes when Shane Gallagher caught out the Castlefin defence and found the top corner. On 12 minutes Castlefin equalised when a good cross from Colin Carlin found JP Malley who got his head to it. Three minutes later Malley was on the end of another cross for his and Castlefin’s second. Deele’s Shane Gallagher should have made it two each on 27 minutes but Paul Lafferty tipped over. Hard work from Colin Carlin and JP Malley made it 3-1 to the home team and a hat-trick for Malley who found the bottom corner from edge of the box on 35minutes. On 60 minutes Castlefin got through to make it 4-1, when a Malley shot was well saved by Deele’s keeper Christopher Roulston, Colin Carlin tapped in the rebound. Castlefin finished the scoring on 72 minutes when Colin Carlin got his second from a through ball from Malley to make it 5-1. Best for Deele Harps: Shane Gallagher, Best for Castlefin: JP Malley and Colin Carlin.Referee: John Mc GlanagheyDrumoghill F.C. 3 Curragh Athletic 1Drumoghill FC put themselves into contention for progression to the knockout stages of the Brian Mc Cormick Cup with this crucial 3-1 victory over Curragh Athletic. Jason Burke’s second half brace was ultimately the difference between the sides but in all honesty the game could have went either way. Both teams had opportunities to assume control after Ryan Carlin had cancelled out Carlos Rodgers’ first half strike to level the scores, but it was Burke who was the most lethal thereafter. On 67 minutes the striker found time and space to fire home to put Drumoghill 2-1 up and then with Curragh chasing an equaliser he broke free from O’Donnell’s clearance to settle the issue on 84 minutes.Earlier, Carlos Rodgers had given the home side the lead midway through the first half when he drove home from inside the penalty area before Ryan Carlin equalised on 57 minutes after breaking clear to beat Regan. And so it was left to Burke to grab the headlines and send his side into their final group game with every chance of advancing to the next phase. Referee: Paddy MartinLagan Harps 2 Ballybofey United 2A draw was a fair outcome in a closely fought encounter between two young sides. Lagan got off to a great start taking the lead on five minutes. James Gillen took a short corner to Drew Connolly who curled in a shot via the back post. Lagan went close again on twelve minutes when Eunan Diver met Ross Hamlyn’s cross with an overhead kick which went just over. The game turned in a five minute spell before half time. Darragh Redmond broke through a couple of weak tackles on the half way line and finished well to equalise for Ballybofey. Ballybofey took the lead just before half time when Chris Darby headed down and Darragh Redmond fired home. Lagan pressed at the start of the second half with James Gillen driving a shot narrowly wide. The equaliser arrived on fifty six minutes when Ross Hamlyn and James Gillen interchanged passes before putting Jay Dee Olawiye through and he finished superbly. Both teams pressed hard for a winner but both defences held firm. For Lagan Eunan Diver and Paul Rodgers were best while Gavin Doherty and Darragh Redmond were best for Ballybofey. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Eany Celtic 0 Cappry Rovers 6Cappry Rovers had an easy win in this Brian McCormack Cup clash. The visitors got their first goal in the 8th minute when Alan Patton found space in the box and slotted the ball into the net. Michael Lafferty added a second on the half hour . The half time score was 0-2. Alan Patton got his second early in the second half with a long range shot. Eany battled hard but were unable to make any impact on the Cappry defence. Alan Patton got his third on the hour with Dylan Ramsey and Bernie McLaughlin completing the scoring.Drumbar F.C. 0 Fintown Harps AFC 1Fintown travelled to Drumbar to contest this group game. The spectators were treated to a fine display of football. It was the home side that started the brighter using the full width and pace of the pitch. The Fintown full backs were put through their paces from the wide duo of Adam Enright and Daniel Brogan. Despite the best efforts of Ray Balogun and Mark Quinn it was the visitors who managed to go ahead just before the break. A free kick was nodded home from 6 yards giving Joe O’ Donnell no chance from close range. The second half continued like the first and the solid back line of Fintown dealt consistently with the waves of attack from the home side in search of the equaliser. The Fintown management will be content with this solid team effort away from home. Adam Enright and Conor Cotton were best performers in the Drumbar team.St. Catherines 2 Donegal Town 0St. Catherine’s played Donegal Town on Sunday in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. Both teams started the game brightly and created a couple of chances. The Saints went close to opening the scoring in the 30th minute when Gerry Mc had a header that just went over the bar. In the 34th minute it was that man again Mc Cabe who saw his header go just over the bar from a corner. In the 39th minute the Donegal Town keeper made a good save from a shot and it rebounded out to Shane Mc Guinness but he saw his shot go over the bar from a couple of yards. Donegal had a couple of half chances but they came to nothing. As the second half started the Saints took the lead in the 48th minute when the ball broke out to the edge of the box and there was Conor O’ Rourke who fired home. On 54 minutes the Saints nearly doubled their lead when Cormac Cannon got the ball and beat a couple of the Donegal Town defenders but he saw his shot hit the side netting. Donegal Town had chances to get level but it would just not happen for them. In the 73rd minute the Saints went two up when Cormac Cannon got the ball and beat two defenders and slotted into the net to put the Saints well into control. The game finished 2-0 to the Saints.Erne Wanderers 3 Copany Rovers 3Erne Wanderers hosted Copany Rovers in a local derby at the Lakeside Centre on Sunday. The away team left the happier of the two teams as they came back from 3-1 down to secure a share of the spoils. It was the home side who started the better of the two teams and were creating numerous chances in the opening ten minutes and it was no surprise when Mark Dorrian gave them the lead on 13 minutes when he headed home from 12 yards from Diarmuid Spratt’s centre. The home team doubled their lead on 19 minutes when Spratt raced through on goal and although the ball got stuck under his feet recovered and placed his shot into the roof of the net. Erne were threatening to run away with it as this stage but some complacent play at the back resulted in David Graham nipping in to lift the ball over the out-rushing Karl O’ Brien in the 25th minute. The second half started with Copany trying to force Erne onto the back foot but the home side were still in control of the game at this stage. In the 55th minute Copany forced a corner and from the resulting cross Erne failed to clear properly and when O’ Brien punched instead of catching the ball it was hooked back in and it fell to Erne old boy Mark Lyons who forced home from 6 yards. At this stage Erne were nervous at the back and it spread through the team. On 65 minutes a long ball from a kick out deceived the Erne backline and David Graham gambled and got on the end of it and eventually found the bottom corner. Wanderers never recovered their composure after this and were struggling with Copany’s route one approach but O’Brien wasn’t troubled. Then Erne nearly won the game twice in the last two minutes when first Mark Dorrian blazed over from 4 yards at the back post and then in an identical position Alan Russell put it wide of the far post with the keeper rooted to his line. Best for Erne Daniel Kelly. Best for Copany David Graham. Referee: John Coyle.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSUNDAY 25-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupArranmore United 5 v 0 Strand RoversRathmullan Celtic 3 v 0 Orchard F.C.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 6 v 1 Mulroy CelticRamelton mariners – v – Milford United (Tuesday 27th in Milford)Kilmacrennan Celtic 4 v 4 Glencar CelticKeadue Rovers 4 v 0 Dunlewy CelticGlenea United 6 v 1 Glenree UnitedCranford United 1 v 2 Gweedore UnitedLifford Celtic 3 v 0 Tullyvinney RoversCastlefin Celtic 5 v 1 Deele HarpsDrumoghill F.C. 3 v 1 Curragh AthleticLagan Harps 2 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic 0 v 6 Cappry RoversDrumbar F.C. 0 v 1 Fintown Harps AFCSt. Catherines 2 v 0 Donegal TownErne Wanderers 3 v 3 Copany RoversDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESTUESDAY 27-8-2013 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Brian Mc Cormick CupRamelton Mariners v Milford UnitedTHURSDAY 29-8-2013 K.O. 7p.m.Ballybofey United v Drumoghill F.C.SUNDAY 01-9-2013 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupKeadue Rovers v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Strand Rovers v Dunlewy CelticGlenree United v Cranford UnitedGweedore United v Gweedore CelticTullyvinney Rovers v Castlefin CelticDeele Harps v Convoy ArsenalCurragh Athletic v Lagan HarpsBallybofey United v Raphoe TownCappry Rovers v Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC v Dunkineely CelticDonegal Town v Erne WanderersCopany Rovers v Letterbarrow CelticOrchard F.C. v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. (K.O. 7p.m.)Mulroy Celtic v Bonagee United (K.O. 7p.m.)Milford United v Kilmacrennan Celtic (K.O. 7 p.m.)Glencar Celtic v Whitestrand United (K.O. 7 p.m.)DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: August 26th, 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 Junior LeaguefixturesreportsResultstableslast_img read more