Red Lions, BYC Continue CAF Campaigns

first_imgLiberian CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions are now set to play their 1/16th final against their Algerian counterparts, Club Sportif Constantinois today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The Algerians are already in the country and all is set for their game against their Liberian counterparts this afternoon.Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers will be in action against their Ivorian counters, Sewe Sports of San Pedro on Sunday at the same venue.The Ivorians are also in the country and therefore their game against the Liberian champions are also set and soccer fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to give their continental campaigners the much needed moral support.The Algerians and the Ivorians are here to ensure that their respective return leg matches next week end would become less burdensome.The fewer goals they concede the better it will be for their home matches.It is a truism that Liberian football has come of age, based on the recent elimination of Africa’s Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.The respect that African football has for Ghanaian football and particularly Asante Kotoko, has placed Liberian clubs at the pedestal that clubs like Club Sportif Constantinois and Sewe Sports of San Pedro are in their class to ensure that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium does not become their waterloo.In all due respect Club Sportif Constantinois, as one of the oldest clubs in Algeria since its rebirth in 1929 is an indication of how much respect soccer fans have for the Algerians.Sewe Sports of San Pedro, as local West Africans, are not strange to Liberian football. This is because if a country like Liberia in the past could produce the World’s Greatest Footballer, where none of their countrymen has ever reached, then of course Liberian clubs should be considered with due respect.But to return to this afternoon’s game and that of Sunday, Liberians expect a good performance with positive results from their heroes, and they are aware that their chances of going further into the CAF Championship League and CAF Confederation Cup will depend how well they manage against their opponents.But for us at the Daily Observer Sports, we can only wish our heroes the best of luck and God speed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center Unable to Feed Patients

first_imgMr. Peter Wonokay, Administrator SCHC in NimbaAs Administrator wants hospital statusThe Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center in Saclepea City, Nimba County lacks sufficient money to run the center that it is unable to feed patients that visit the center, according to an official.Speaking to the Daily Observer in Saclepea at the end of the Peace and Reconciliation Conference held by the office of Rep. Roger S. W. Y. Domah, the administrator Mr. Peter Wonokay said there is a serious budget shortfall at the health center, which has led to the center’s inability to feed patients.“We cut down the feeding aspect of the health center because we do not have the money now to meet up with all the expenditures, including feeding, purchasing of drugs, and vehicle maintenance, among others,” he said.Mr. Wonokay added that all the vehicles under the operation of the health center have been grounded a few months ago, that is imposing hardship on the effective running of the centrally located health center.The Seclepea Comprehensive Health Center was built by MSF, during the influx of refugees from the Mano River Basin, (Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Sierra Leone).Since the departure of MSF and repatriation of nearly all the refugees to their respective countries, the health center has been under the operation of the Government of Liberia, where medical doctors have always been taking an assignment.Partial view of SCHCThe health center also has an area to treat Lassa Fever, a contagious disease. It is also where most of the rape victims in Nimba are taken for treatment.Mr. Wonokay believed that all of these shortages are happening because the center’s budget is not enough to an effective health center.He said there is a need for the health center to be elevated to a hospital status because it has the population and theater that other hospitals have.“The population we served here is large enough to deserve the center being a hospital,” he said.He explained that the Comprehensive Health Center has the catchment population of 25,000 and besides they are reaching other communities as far as Yarwin Mensonnon and surrounding districts.“We refer more surgical cases to Ganta and other places daily and when the road is bad it becomes a hindrance to the transportation of patients,” he said.Saclepea is about 40 kilometers from Ganta and 60 kilometers from the Jackson Fiah Doe Referral Hospital in Tappita, but its central location makes it very strategic to providing a quick medical services, especially for those coming from the central and the eastern region of Nimba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FSJ applies for arena upgrade funding

first_imgFort St. John has applied for $30,000 in funding to help it get ready to host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.If approved, the Northern Development Initiative Trust funding will go towards a number of upgrades at the North Peace Arena.The city is looking to make several IT upgrades at the area that will allow for broadcast and web streaming of the event, which will see a 22-game schedule split between the North Peace Arena and the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -The city also wants to install several new data access points throughout the arena to boost its WIFI capabilities.The city is also looking at the funding to help refurbish the arena’s dressing rooms and shower areas for players.The city also has a request for proposals out for someone to run the concession stand in the arena. Proposals are due August 7.Teams joining the three Canadian squads in the tournament, set to run Oct. 30 to Nov 7, include the United States, Russia, Sweden, Finland, and the Czech Republic.Advertisement The upgrades in Fort St. John are only a fraction of what’s reportedly needed in Dawson Creek.Media reports suggest the Encana Events Centre will need up to $450,000 in dressing room and storage upgrades to host the tournament and future Hockey Canada events.The tournament was announced June 24.last_img read more

Sell him NOW! Man United legend says De Gea must be sold to Real Madrid

first_imgLou Macari has urged Manchester United to ‘stop messing around’ and sell David De Gea.United and Real Madrid are at loggerheads over a deal for the wantaway goalkeeper, with the Spanish giants not willing to pay more than £20million for a player that is out of a contract next summer.The Premier League side are understood to be holding out for more than £30m and Louis van Gaal maintains they will keep hold of De Gea for another year if their valuation is not met.But Macari sees little point in keeping the 24-year-old against his wishes and wants the club to draw a line under the saga.The former United star, speaking on The Sports Bar, said: “How can he stay? He has been offered a new contract and has turned it down. That tells me he doesn’t want to be there. “If he wants to play for Real Madrid, that is fine by me. I can fully understand that. I just don’t understand why we are messing about and why we are hanging around.“If you have got a player who wants to be somewhere else, then you should get the best deal possible. Although everybody thinks £20m is not the best deal possible, if you keep him you are paying another £10m in wages to a player that doesn’t want to be there.“If you have been offered £20m and you pay £10m on wages, at the end of next season when he is allowed to walk out of the door for nothing, it has cost you £30m to keep an unhappy player.“I don’t know any football club that would do that and I don’t think we will do it at Manchester United. I can only see him going one place and that is on the plane to Spain and joining Real Madrid. It looks an absolute certainty.”last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND’S women rugby heroes arrived back in Dublin on Monday night – to scenes of celebration.More than 300 people were at the arrivals hall of Dublin Airport as Donegal ladies Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton arrived back with the 6Nations trophy after their weekend victory over Italy.Team captain Fiona Coghlan beamed: “I didn’t expect that many people at all. It’s kind of humbling. “To be honest I think the whole nation has been behind us in this campaign so it has been brilliant.”She praised the dedication of her team-mates – including Nora from Fahan and Larissa from Capprty.“You ask them to do anything and they do it in spades. The organisation and commitment of the girls during the week and in the lead up to games and getting themselves back recovered again after games while going into work is just testament to them, testament to our squad,” she said. SCENES OF GLORY AS RUGBY HEROES NORA AND LARISSA ARRIVE HOME was last modified: March 19th, 2013 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:SCENES OF GLORY AS RUGBY HEROES NORA AND LARISSA ARRIVE HOMElast_img read more


first_imgHUNDREDS of people from Co Donegal are on the streets of Dublin today – protesting at Government cuts and were described as “inspirational” by a TD.They were joined by hundreds more from across the country – mainly from the west.The crowds marched from the Spire in O’Connell Street to Dail Eireann as numbers there swelled. Five bus loads of supporters left from Inishowen and west Donegal this morning.Protestors from Galway, Limerick, Cork and several other counties are also now at the Dail.Gardai have mounted a massive operation in the area to prevent a disruption to the busy city centre.Barricades have been erected and protestors are planning to stay there. However there was some criticism from some readers over the decision to have the protest today.“I would have loved to have gone but I have to work. We should have done this on a Saturday,” said one reader.Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has commended the hundreds of people from across Donegal who travelled to Dublin today to protest outside the Dáil against the Government’s austerity cutbacks. He described them as “inspirational”.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I want to commend the hundreds of my fellow county people who travelled down to the Dáil today to express their opposition to austerity and punishing cutbacks and stealth taxes. They are an inspiration to their comunities for making this stand and they are an inspiration to me.“Donegal has suffered greviously from this economic crisis. 23,000 of our people are out of full time employment. Thousands have emigrated. Good businesses have been forced to close through no fault of their own. Our public services including hospitals, schools, local authorities, and community and voluntary sector supports have been under constant attack. “All of this to bail out wealthy European and international reckless gamblers. This Government needs to start fighting for the people who elected them. Today’s protest is a clear message to all of the Fine Gael and Labour politicians in Donegal to change direction radically.”DONEGAL PROTESTORS RETURN HOME – MAC LOCHLAINN CALLS THEM ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ was last modified: February 29th, 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:24 HOURS TO CHAOS OR CALM: ORGANISERS HOPING FOR ‘HUGE’ TURN-OUT FOR DUBLIN PROTESTlast_img read more


first_imgIT was another brilliantly organised North West 10k in Letterkenny today as more than 3,000 people took part – all raising funds for charity.All the results are below: Northwest 10KOverallMay 06, 2012Results By Multisports.iePlaceNameTime1Joe McAlistar30:56.72Patrick Brennan33:02.23Chris Johnson33:16.74Keith Shiels33:22.75Pauric McKinney33:31.76James Speight33:43.87Michael Black33:51.58Pius McIntyre33:55.99James Browne33:56.910Chris McGuinness34:19.711Gary Crossan34:38.412Brian Crossan34:44.013Gavin Crawford34:56.014Ivan Toner35:07.915Sean McShane35:19.116Neil Gibbons35:32.317Gerard McGranaghan35:37.518Garvan Walker35:43.519Aidan Callaghan35:49.420Patrick Hegarty35:54.621Seanie McDevitt36:20.622Paul Doherty36:23.923Humphrey Murphy36:24.424Joe English36:24.525Jude O’Donnell36:26.726Kieran Crawford36:27.927Noel Diver36:28.428Declan Doherty36:32.829Brian Ferry36:35.130Teresa McGloin36:38.431Sammy McAnaney36:40.832Ciaran Toner36:41.233John Daly36:41.734Dara McNulty36:41.935Michael Logue36:42.836Marcus McClintock36:44.237Fionnualla Diver36:52.838Kevin Mc Gee36:56.739Patrick Matthew37:04.340Martin Gormley37:09.141Declan Donaghey37:17.442Keith Downey37:23.143Christian McGinley37:24.744Dwain Robb37:27.045Ryan Porter37:38.346Martin Irwin37:49.547Hugh Duffy37:58.548Paul Gallagher38:06.049John McFadden38:13.450Matthew McDownall38:16.051Malcolm McGee38:19.052Paul Gamble38:20.353Carl Partis38:26.854Michael Duffy38:28.455Padraig Friel38:32.156Kelly Ann Speight38:39.657Colin McNulty38:44.258Donough McBrearty39:02.659Michael Gallagher39:05.760Brian McBride39:07.861Frankie McGinley39:08.162Seimi Ferry39:10.763Richard McCarthy39:11.164Hugh Coll39:13.365Joe Gallagher39:14.566Gareth McLaughlin39:15.167Gavin Ward39:16.568Peter Kardos39:17.769Unknown Partic. 54039:21.170Damien McGroary39:25.971Marina Campbell39:27.772Annraoi Cheevers39:30.473Gerard Doherty39:33.274Noell Gallagher39:34.775Sean McDaid39:35.176Shane Doherty39:37.177John Conlon39:37.978Ben George39:42.579Raymond Birch39:44.180Eoin Watters39:46.281Jason King39:46.682Raymond Doherty39:46.783Dessie McShane39:53.884Rory Timoney39:54.085Joe Kennedy39:56.486Nick Fowell39:56.987Margaret Kelly39:58.588Joe Hegarty39:59.789Frankie Lavelle40:01.990Michael Reilly40:08.491Gareth Kerrigan40:09.692Enda Joyce40:09.893Adrian Toye40:09.994Ronan Whoriskey40:11.795Patricia Gallagher40:15.896Hugo Dally40:20.097Unknown Partic. 57540:22.498Gregg Campbell40:26.499Lee Gildea40:27.8100Michael Devenney40:28.2101Kieran McMonagle40:30.8102Billy Orr40:32.3103Kieran Coyle40:33.8104Gary Boyle40:42.0105Angela Speight40:44.6106Kevin Toner40:46.1107Brendan Irwin40:46.8108Darren Wallace40:47.1109Benny Mc Daid40:48.1110Joe Gibbons40:55.0111Adrian O’Donnell41:06.2112Sean Crossan41:06.7113Tommy McBride41:10.0114Michael Kelly41:10.0115Rory Thompson41:13.7116Eamon O’Donnell41:22.2117Danny Ryan41:24.5118Paul McGorry41:26.3119Daniel Lee41:27.3120Duane Long41:28.4121David Mooney41:29.1122Tim Flanagan41:31.3123Lee Boyd41:31.6124Matthew Moloney41:32.3125Raymond Mc Ginley41:34.8126Kevin Wallace41:37.7127Seamus Sweeney41:38.3128Joe Carlan41:40.5129Anthony Sweeney41:40.6130Catherine Brogan41:42.0131Darragh McGettigan41:44.0132Garvin McCloskey41:44.9133Bernard McGlinchey41:46.8134Eamon Patton41:50.8135John Fox41:52.8136Gerard Mullen41:55.0137Donal Clancy41:56.7138Marie Boyle41:58.1139Colm Bannan42:02.8140Hugh Gallagher42:04.8141Michael Burke42:06.0142Edward Harkin42:07.1143Mark Gallagher42:08.1144Noleen Porter42:13.9145Shaun Crossan42:15.2146Terence Boyle42:16.1147John A McMullen42:17.1148Stephen Gibson42:18.0149Paul McMonagle42:18.7150Manus McHugh42:19.6151Anthony McDaid42:20.6152Liam Kelly42:22.4153Boyd Robinson42:23.4154Seamus Curran42:23.6155Alan O’Mahony42:25.0156Terry Mc Cauley42:26.6157Richard Raymond42:32.1158Unknown Partic. 75142:33.2159Paul Dillion42:34.9160Darren Beecroft42:35.4161Seamus Morrisan42:37.4162Charles Gamble42:37.4163Hugh Ferry42:38.0164Noel Lynch42:38.0165Michael McGinty42:41.3166Eugenee Mc Gettigan42:44.9167Mark Cassidy42:46.6168Gabrial McCrossan42:47.6169C Gallagher42:51.6170Paul McGroary42:54.6171Glen Coyle42:55.7172Michael McNulty42:57.7173Karl Bonner42:58.3174Paul Friel42:59.1175Ronan Gildea43:01.4176Kane Ryan43:02.6177Michael O’Fearraigh43:02.8178Unknown Partic. 57843:02.9179Ciaran Bovaird43:04.2180Andy Scanlon43:05.2181Michael Harkin43:05.5182Sharon Meehan43:07.3183James Bradshaw43:11.6184Ian Mc Quaid43:13.6185Paul Cosgrove43:13.8186Dermot McGranaghan43:15.0187Conor McGonagle43:15.0188Terence Gallagher43:17.2189Paul Mc Daid43:20.5190John Ward43:21.2191Charlie Sweeney43:22.2192Nuala O’Hagan43:23.0193Emer Magee43:24.1194Brian Doherty43:26.1195Mark Nee43:26.2196Seamus Doherty43:28.9197Joanne Doran43:30.2198Miriam Bonner43:31.9199David Chaney43:32.9200Gerard Mc Elhinney43:37.3201Adrian McAlary43:37.8202Phil Boyle43:41.2203Patrick K. Carr43:42.1204Stephen Moyles43:42.3205Cliodhna Dunne43:42.4206Martin Anderson43:42.5207Chris Taylor43:44.1208Roy Hunter43:47.6209Keith Ferry43:48.3210Adrian Dill43:53.5211Shane Keaveney43:54.5212Kevin Loughrey43:58.3213Liam McLaughlin44:00.1214Gavin Toner44:03.9215Damien McGroary44:04.3216Deane Barron44:07.1217Sam Oliver44:08.1218David Gordan44:09.9219Helen Kennedy44:10.6220Pauric Mitchell44:11.0221Terry McDevitt44:11.0222Gerald Devine44:13.0223Basil Malone44:13.2224Paul Mc Gettigan44:13.6225Charmaine O’Brien44:13.6226Paul Coyle44:14.2227Manus Peoples44:14.9228Mark Quinn44:16.9229Michael McHugh44:17.3230Brendan Boyce44:17.7231Sylvester Hiemstra44:21.5232James Gibbons44:22.1233Mark Canning44:22.7234Patrick McNamee44:23.0235Luke Daly44:23.2236David O’Carroll44:34.9237Gavin Meenan44:36.3238Seamus Ferry44:40.7239Brendan Patton44:41.6240Hugh O’Donnell44:43.8241Paddy Gallagher44:45.2242Michael O’Hara44:46.9243Joseph Casey44:49.7244Mark Gibson44:51.1245Pauric Keenagh44:51.5246P.j. Friel44:52.6247Noreen Bonner44:55.4248Michael McMenamin44:55.7249Sinead Peoples45:00.2250Davin Doherty45:00.3251Seamus Nallen45:01.4252Con McGever45:03.6253Daniel Gillespie45:06.0254Declan Moore45:07.2255Lester Dobson45:07.5256Seamus McHugh45:07.6257Sean Bonner45:07.8258Brendan Meenan45:07.9259Cathal Harvey45:09.4260Bill Vaughan45:09.5261Hazel Scorer45:10.5262James Carlin45:11.8263Karl Sweeney45:13.6264Deirdre Diver45:13.7265John Odoherty45:14.1266Conor Harnatt45:15.9267Paul Mc Eldowney45:16.8268Kieran McLaughlin45:21.7269Ciaran McHugh45:24.8270Steven Perry45:25.1271Brian McDevitt45:29.3272Michael Mc Namee45:29.8273Alan Catterson45:30.2274Michael Madden45:31.5275Ciaran McGlynn45:32.6276Colm Ferriter45:33.0277Mark McCafferty45:33.2278Kevin Kelly45:36.8279Tony Gallagher45:39.4280Andrew Bradley45:39.4281Helen McCready45:41.9282James Maguire45:43.5283Ronan Curran45:47.4284Terry McFadden45:48.3285Eamon McCready45:49.1286Seamus McDaid45:50.5287Lucy Backus45:52.0288Damien Daly45:53.2289Henry McKinney45:54.4290Darren Ferry45:55.8291Colm Buckley45:56.8292Michael Duffy46:00.7293Aisling Diver46:01.4294Joe Friel46:01.8295Joe McGlynn46:05.3296Mark O’Kane46:05.9297Eunan McBride46:08.1298Ronan McElwaine46:09.5299William Boyd46:19.2300Johnny Watson46:22.0301Paul McGee46:22.4302Oisin Skinnader46:23.5303James Doherty46:27.5304Shane Neary46:28.4305Mark Mc Daid46:31.4306Brendan Goyvaerts46:33.0307Maria Teresa Speight46:33.9308Dessie Gibson46:35.4309Seamus Mc Gowan46:35.4310John Kennedy46:38.3311John McGill46:38.6312Michael Shiels46:39.4313Ita McCambridge46:42.7314Catherine McKinney46:47.6315Jim Farrell46:50.5316Jane McGinley46:53.5317Gerard Crawford46:55.6318Martin O’Donnell46:56.9319Joseph Boyce46:58.4320James Kearns47:02.9321Michael Tunney47:04.2322Shane McLaughlin47:04.9323Kevin Harkin47:06.4324Dudie Gallen47:06.7325Marty Bones47:07.5326Gavin Harris47:08.2327Brendan McElhinney47:09.3328Michael Roulstone47:11.2329Paul Lee47:12.1330Anne McGettigan47:12.6331Thomasz Michalkiewicz47:14.6332Ryan Dorrian47:16.0333Paddy Hannigan47:18.0334Karol Crossan47:21.7335Viona Coyle47:25.0336Anthony Harkin47:25.3337Johnny Lynch47:28.1338Margaret Shiels47:28.5339Glen Barron47:29.8340James Obrien47:31.4341Peter McKinney47:34.0342Daniel McCarron47:38.9343Mathew Curley47:39.1344Philip Nicholson47:39.3345Clare Masterson47:40.0346Fiona Campbell47:42.1347Martin McCole47:45.1348Barry Irwin47:46.1349Sean McGinley47:47.2350Cornelius McMullen47:47.8351Kieran Mc Glynn47:50.1352Paddy Gallagher47:53.0353Gary Marshall47:53.6354Anthony Toye47:54.3355Terence Sheey47:55.0356Kenneth Johnston47:55.2357P J Mc Menamin47:55.5358Declan Brennan47:56.8359Eugene Deehan47:56.9360Diedre McNulty47:57.8361Ann Donoghue47:58.2362Susie Roarty48:00.9363Francis Diver48:01.1364Paul Crampsie48:01.4365Aaron Doherty48:02.3366Sean Barron48:02.7367Clare Mullin48:03.9368Cathal Roarty48:04.5369Sam Bogan48:05.2370Margaret Reid48:05.2371Aidan Mc Gonigle48:07.4372Jonathon Scanlon48:08.2373Sharon Black48:09.8374Philip Robinson48:09.9375Oran McLaughlin48:10.8376Kevin Gallagher48:10.9377Michael Bradley48:12.4378Noel McGarvey48:12.9379Conal Gallagher48:14.5380Carolyn Villamajna48:17.0381Steven Stewart48:18.5382Bernie Cunningham48:18.8383Conor Pearson48:20.6384Unknown Partic. 58448:22.7385Kelvin Brownbomah48:23.1386Kevin Greenan48:23.2387Ronan Bonner48:30.2388Marie Gallagher48:30.3389Padraic O’ Boyce48:30.8390Colin Boyle48:34.0391Raymond McBride48:35.1392Martin Donnelly48:35.9393Kevin O’Connor48:37.1394Martin Cafferkey48:37.2395Pauline Gallagher48:39.1396Grace Friel48:39.9397Gary Dowds48:42.9398Declan McElwaine48:43.8399Sharon Thompson48:45.9400Marcus Stewart48:48.0401Paul Skinnader48:48.6402Garvan Patterson48:50.8403Conor McGarry48:57.0404Sean Sweeney48:58.0405Kieran McCarron48:58.1406Dermot Gallagher48:59.6407Aidan Cannon49:06.6408Brendan Peoples49:06.9409Damian Brennan49:10.8410Darragh Doogan49:11.5411Catherine Hughes49:12.5412Paul Collum49:13.2413John Ferry49:14.9414Thomas McConnnelouge49:15.3415Michael Gallagher49:16.1416Amanda McNulty49:18.2417Sabrina McDaid49:18.5418Cathal McGinley49:19.2419Drewry Pearson49:19.9420Derek Brennan49:21.4421Gerard Doherty49:23.4422Gavin Dunne49:24.6423Damian Callaghan49:26.1424Samatha Wilkinson49:26.2425Bernadette Mc Neely49:27.3426Lisa Dalton49:27.4427Alison McMonagle49:27.4428Seamus Harkin49:41.9429Eamon McCahill49:42.8430Anna Crystal49:42.9431Louise Fullam49:43.6432Russell Love49:44.2433Adrian McGarvey49:45.4434Rudi Feenstra49:45.8435Gaynor Hardley49:48.3436David Diver49:49.8437Unknown Partic. 75349:52.3438Declan McGill49:52.5439Barry Kerr49:52.8440Eric Pierce49:54.9441Denise Muldoon49:55.0442Patrick McDermott49:55.4443Carmel Egan49:55.7444Michael Mc Gowan49:59.7445Anthony Anderson50:01.7446Karl Duggan50:01.8447Claire Gribbon50:05.5448Audrey Parke50:05.9449Ruth Doherty50:09.9450Johnny Gallagher50:11.8451Jonathon Doherty50:12.8452Greame Love50:14.8453Gavin Gallagher50:14.9454Patrick Oneill50:15.3455David Oliver50:16.5456Ollie Harvey50:17.9457Patricia Wilson50:18.1458Deaglan McBride50:21.4459Diarmuid Doherty50:27.6460Paddy McTeague50:28.8461Debbie Houston50:29.1462Gary Cunningham50:32.5463Sean Toner50:34.3464Joe O’Brien50:34.3465John Smith50:34.5466Eddie McFadden50:35.1467Nat Doherty50:36.8468Denis Mc Gill50:39.7469Marian Kerr50:41.7470Laura Moore50:44.9471Madge Whoriskey50:45.9472Liam Ward50:48.9473Aisling McGowan50:49.3474Paula Marley50:50.7475Tony Bonar50:51.2476Lynn Crawford50:54.2477Mary Ross50:56.9478Darren Lynch50:56.9479Aoife McElwaine50:57.4480Ian Mahon50:57.4481Anne Harkin51:00.7482Seamus McGonagle51:02.2483Jonathan Stewart51:02.3484Martin O’Donnell51:04.5485Orla Doogan51:05.9486Roisin Boyce51:06.4487Seamie Harkin51:10.5488Kevin Hennessy51:10.6489Armondo Camacho51:14.1490Richard Spratt51:17.5491Angela Trimble51:17.5492Imelda Gallagher51:17.7493Goretti Marley51:18.7494Frances Gallagher51:19.2495Lorna McLaughlin51:19.8496Mary Gallagher51:19.8497Aodán O’Cearbhaill51:21.9498Bernard McGeehan51:22.0499Anne Cannon51:23.4500Irene McMonagle51:24.2501Margaret Hannon51:24.6502Linda Jackson51:27.5503Aisling Kelly51:27.9504Sharon Hamilton51:29.0505Tony McGettigan51:29.1506Tara Jacob51:32.5507Patricia McKenna51:32.7508Paul Greene51:34.8509Darren Carr51:41.4510Kieran Diver51:42.2511Claire Doherty51:43.1512Eamon O’Boyle51:44.9513Brian Duffy51:47.9514Kathleen Boyle51:48.2515Nuala Diver51:48.3516Brendan Canning51:48.4517Niall Gildea51:49.7518Don Smith51:51.5519Cait Doherty51:54.2520Liam Grant51:56.6521James Clay52:00.7522Dympna Barrett52:09.2523Joe Boyce52:10.2524Declan McCabe52:10.4525Mary Kelly52:10.9526Declan Devlin52:11.2527Suzanne McCloskey52:11.6528Elise Gillespie52:12.3529Martin Sweeney52:14.7530Oghan O’Colla52:15.7531Johnathon Jacob52:18.2532Neil Hirrel52:18.8533Alan Alcorn52:19.1534John Crawford52:20.0535Margaret O’Donnell52:21.6536Deirdre Giles52:23.2537Mary McHale52:24.1538Ciara Mc Aree52:28.3539Barry Thornton52:28.3540Graham Sterritt52:29.9541Peter McGonagle52:30.0542Kieran Kelly52:30.9543Ronan Kelly52:31.8544Donal Bonner52:32.3545Joe Gallen52:32.6546Anne Robinson52:32.6547Deirdre Rodden52:33.9548Sandra Ellison52:37.4549John Feallty52:37.4550Mark Mc Nulty52:37.7551Karol Harvey52:38.0552Bridget Gallagher52:43.9553Sarah Patton52:44.1554Fionnuala Gill52:44.3555Marie McKeague52:45.2556Sonia Moore52:47.3557Eimear McClafferty52:47.3558Darren Price52:48.8559Simon Waugh52:52.4560Fintan Coyle52:54.6561Thomas Doherty52:55.0562Orla Nallen52:56.0563Ryan Diver52:59.4564Enda McLaughlin53:00.0565Caroline McNulty53:01.3566Barry Cox53:06.2567Damian Robinson53:10.2568Andrea O’Carroll53:11.4569Mark Harkin53:11.4570Stephen Kelly53:11.7571Luke Kelly53:12.9572Daniel Boyle53:13.9573Michelle Delaney53:15.4574Ursula Lynch53:16.2575Matthew Geever53:16.9576Jimmy Gildea53:21.3577Stephen Lynch53:21.5578Unknown Partic. 56953:21.9579Stacey Blake53:22.9580Cathy Harvey53:23.9581Michael Kerr53:27.0582Kathleen Kelly53:27.6583Marie Kerr53:27.7584Marie O’Donnell53:30.2585Terry McEniff53:32.3586Maria Mulligan53:33.8587Patrick Gallagher53:35.1588Margaretta O’Donnell53:36.7589Christine Feely53:42.4590Zara Herron53:47.2591Sharon Speer53:51.1592Sean Odonnell53:54.2593Gilbert Castillo54:01.5594Michaela Gillespie54:01.7595Enda Carr54:02.5596Gary Duffy54:03.4597Duncan Smith54:04.5598Eugene McGinley54:05.7599Patrick Patton54:06.7600Unknown Partic. 57254:06.8601Kathryn Russell54:07.6602Liam Brennan54:09.5603Seamus Temple54:15.7604Evelyn Boyle54:17.1605Orla McCambridge54:18.2606Arlene Devenney54:18.3607Aimee Doherty54:19.1608Anna Spratt54:19.3609Leah McNelis54:20.0610Annmarie Dalton54:20.7611Steven Deane54:21.4612Fiona Wasson54:21.7613Mary Higgins54:26.4614Patricia Nulty54:27.8615Paddy Brennan54:30.8616Trevor Porter54:30.9617Tom Dillon54:31.1618John Curran54:31.5619Ulesley McKane54:32.8620Catriona Gilligan54:35.3621Kathleen Gallen54:37.4622Naoise Enright54:39.9623Raymond Quinn54:43.8624James Browne54:44.7625Michael Duffy54:46.8626Ita Mc Gettigan54:47.5627Daniel Canning54:49.7628Dermott McGoohan54:49.9629Mary Carlin54:52.9630Oisin Kelly54:53.4631Sinead Giles54:53.8632John Hall54:54.6633Eamonn Mc Daid54:57.6634Elaine Gallagher54:59.8635Terry McGettigan55:01.7636Brenda McElhinney55:02.6637Robert Cameron55:02.9638Josie Flanagan55:03.3639Rosemary McGee55:04.0640Michael Carroll55:07.7641Jackie McHugh55:08.8642Eddie McGrath55:08.9643Conor McGoohan55:12.4644Caroline McAteer55:20.7645Shauna Walsh55:20.9646Aoife McGranaghan55:21.0647Camilla McGraham55:22.1648Dessie Mc Laughlin55:22.1649Brendan McColgan55:29.7650Chris Allison55:30.9651Conay Doherty55:31.5652Jenny Shiels55:33.2653John McFeely55:38.2654Joanne Karney55:38.9655Bernie McGuire55:41.7656Laura Peoples55:42.5657Eilis McClay55:42.8658Veronica Long55:44.7659Declan Breslin55:45.1660Alana Gallagher55:47.0661Breege McGinty55:49.4662Patricia Houston55:55.5663Sinead Trearty55:56.0664Michael Lynch55:57.6665Nicola Maguire55:58.5666Lisa Bodkin56:01.1667Johnathon Anderson56:01.6668Joesph Doherty56:02.3669David McCann56:03.3670Joe McDaid56:04.7671Paul Carlin56:04.7672Shaun McLaughlin56:04.9673Caroline Connolly56:05.0674Sean Coyle56:05.3675Seamus Gorrell56:05.3676David O’Dowd56:05.4677Kevin Begley56:05.6678Laura Murray56:05.8679John Ferguson56:05.8680Peter McGarrigle56:05.9681Michael Doherty56:06.0682Killian Owens56:06.1683John Fahey56:06.4684Philip Bonner56:06.5685Laura Corbett56:06.5686Sean O’Leary56:06.7687Dessie Stewart56:06.9688Gearad Campbell56:07.1689Benny Barber56:07.2690Joe Quinn56:07.3691Patrica Peoples56:10.2692Adrian Wasson56:14.9693Anthony McFadden56:17.3694Lorraine Kerr56:18.4695Doireann Markham56:20.0696Bernie Crossan56:21.3697Mary Bonner56:21.4698Noelle McLaughlin56:25.0699Mary Martin56:27.8700Jason Murray56:32.5701Noelle Sweeney56:33.1702Briege Okane56:34.1703Donna MacKey56:34.9704Paul Houston56:37.9705Paul McGeady56:41.3706David Doherty56:43.0707Elaine Martin56:43.6708Liaran Liddy56:44.3709John Doherty56:47.8710Derbhle Gould56:48.1711Jackie Ireland56:49.0712Sinead Black56:49.7713Tanya Hardiman56:49.9714Martina Mulhern56:50.4715Emma Wallace56:50.5716Keith O’Connell56:52.8717Eimear Gibson56:54.1718Mags Gallen56:55.5719Danny Mc Fadden56:55.8720Ciamhe Wherity56:56.0721Mary Doherty56:56.7722Sinead Gibson56:56.7723Paula Hegarty57:00.5724Megan Greene57:00.6725Muriel Hegarty57:03.7726Geraldine McGroary57:08.5727Brendan Friel57:10.0728Collette Byrne57:11.4729Julie Docherty57:11.5730Annette Toye57:14.4731Damien Mulkearns57:15.3732Gareth McKane57:15.7733Deirdre Friel57:15.7734Joe Blake57:18.7735Shona Moloney57:19.5736Zena Gordan57:21.0737Grace Garvie57:24.3738Niamh Mc Carthy57:28.2739Sharon Carey57:30.4740Emer Alexandra57:30.8741Sarah McGonagle57:36.5742Claire O’Donnell57:39.1743Sonia Doherty57:39.1744Noreen Molloy57:40.2745Stacey Hegarty57:42.9746Jacqueline Barrett57:44.8747Suzanne Gallagher57:44.9748Mac Walsh57:45.3749Patrick Mullen57:47.8750Paul Ryan57:48.2751Agnes Ryan57:48.4752Damian O’Kane57:49.6753Lucinda Gorman57:50.7754Miamh McDevitt57:51.6755Collette Ferry57:55.6756Seamus McLaughlin57:56.1757Pat Brady57:56.6758Paul Gallagher57:58.4759John Porter57:59.4760Richard Garginer57:59.7761James Smyth58:00.5762Brendan Sheridan58:01.2763Declan McHugh58:01.5764Sinead O’Gorman58:03.7765Lair McKinley58:04.2766Kelly McKinley58:04.3767Audrey Friel58:05.3768Declan McCallion58:05.7769Kerry-Anne McAlynn58:06.0770Catroina Logue58:06.4771Paul Quinn58:08.0772Sandra McBride58:08.8773Michelle McMorrow58:09.5774Fieldma McTeague58:11.3775Hazel McFadden58:16.4776Caitriona Clay58:17.3777John McDaid58:19.0778Eilish Doherty58:19.6779Yvonne McMonagle58:19.7780Denise McBride58:19.9781Shauna Boyle58:20.3782Danielle Fay58:22.4783Sean Grant58:25.8784Emma Bates58:26.4785Barry Creagh58:26.9786Lynette Morgan58:27.4787Brendan Gallagher58:27.4788Clodagh McGee58:27.7789Eithne McLoone58:33.3790Mary Ruddy58:33.5791Jennifer Gardner58:36.4792Fred Sharkey58:37.2793Margaret McConnell58:42.3794Carol Ann Campbell58:43.3795Anita Owens58:45.6796Helen McBride58:47.5797Lisa Gavigan58:51.8798Katie Carr58:54.4799Niamh Gibbons58:54.9800Katroina Kelly58:55.5801Ciaran Diver58:55.6802Teresa McDaid58:57.8803Ciaran McHugh58:59.6804Maureen Gamble59:01.0805Raymond Durack59:03.5806Eamon Rorarty59:04.6807Martina Tuffy59:08.5808Margaret Gallagher59:10.0809Monica Coyle59:11.5810Deirdre Bonner59:13.5811Winne Grant59:15.1812Carmel Colhoun59:17.7813Una Friel59:19.0814Gareth McCafferty59:20.3815Ciara MacKey59:23.4816Leonie Gallagher59:26.7817James Sharkey59:27.2818Claire Gauthier59:43.4819Sonya O Donnell59:43.5820Colette McDermott59:45.2821Elaine Grant59:46.0822Margaret Friel59:53.1823Annmarie Ferry59:53.5824Lisa Quinn59:56.5825Sinead Collins59:58.2826Siobhan Hopkins59:59.2827Rodney McKeague1:00:01.9828Adrienn Kovacs1:00:03.5829Niall Dorn1:00:05.9830Sharon McDermott1:00:11.4831Andrea McFeely1:00:13.4832Jean Mc Glinchey1:00:14.1833Mary McFeely1:00:14.5834Lisa 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Duddy1:01:33.1874Veronica Dunlevey1:01:35.1875Tony Mc Bride1:01:37.2876Carolyn Gibson1:01:43.7877Fiona Quinn1:01:44.9878Cormac Scully1:01:50.2879Noeleen Duggan1:01:50.2880Graham Fox1:01:52.9881Marjorie Mc Elroy1:01:54.7882Conor Hayes1:01:56.9883Tracey Hayes1:01:57.0884Helena Kenny1:02:01.6885Suzanne Tinney1:02:06.3886Noeleen McDaid1:02:07.6887Laura Mc Nern1:02:10.6888Kerrie McElhinney1:02:11.2889Cora Harvey1:02:11.7890Paul Patton1:02:15.7891Kelda Gibson1:02:17.5892Donach Gartlan1:02:18.4893Unknown Partic. 5101:02:18.6894Gerry Hone1:02:19.3895Emer Coyle1:02:22.7896Grace Mc Connalogue1:02:25.8897Louise Shiels1:02:25.9898Kevin Gallagher1:02:27.1899Darren McDaid1:02:27.6900Kevin Barker1:02:29.4901Annette Sweeney1:02:30.4902Andrea McGarvey1:02:33.6903Roisin O’ Donnell1:02:34.1904Adrian Rodriguez1:02:35.2905Niamh Cannon1:02:39.5906Sheena McCarry1:02:42.4907Donna Butler1:02:43.1908Avril Larkin1:02:44.8909Stacey McGinty1:02:48.0910Fiona Gormley1:02:49.2911Unknown Partic. 5501:02:51.6912Noelle Mollohan1:02:54.0913Noel O’Donnell1:03:00.2914Linda Campbell1:03:00.8915Darina Ferry1:03:04.0916Lorna McGettigan1:03:05.0917Mairead Gallen1:03:07.6918Frances McBride1:03:07.8919Roisin Kenny1:03:09.8920Aisling McElwaine1:03:11.4921Sophie Kelly1:03:11.7922Louise Roddy1:03:17.2923Meave Carr1:03:18.9924Paddy Flood1:03:19.1925Breege McColgan1:03:19.9926Jackie Mc Glinchey1:03:20.5927Karen Hartin1:03:22.3928Mary Troisi1:03:22.5929Mary T Gallagher1:03:23.1930Ami Bannister1:03:23.6931Shane Blake1:03:27.6932Linda Sweeney1:03:32.8933Ann Marie McDevitt1:03:35.2934Ronan Carlin1:03:35.9935Christina Wilkinson1:03:36.6936Mary Delvin1:03:38.4937Aisling Gallagher1:03:38.5938Agnes Monaghan1:03:39.9939Annie Sheridan1:03:40.4940John Doherty1:03:41.5941Imelda Boyle1:03:51.5942Fiona Boyle1:03:52.4943Patrick Gallagher1:03:52.6944John Byrne1:03:55.7945Liz Gallagher1:03:57.2946Mary Van Ruben1:03:57.2947Dorothy McHugh1:03:57.2948Martina McBrearty1:03:58.3949Marjorie Morrisan1:04:05.8950Linda 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McBride1:12:39.61064Orla McBride1:12:39.61065Louise Harkin1:12:42.51066Anne Moloney1:12:54.41067Michelle Ruane1:13:36.71068Suellen Heneghan1:13:46.11069Ciara Mhic Fhionnghaile1:13:48.91070Fiona Temple1:14:25.71071Aileen Duffy1:14:29.61072Terezena Ellis1:14:29.71073Dessie Black1:14:29.91074Janet Walsh1:15:01.71075Fiona Campbell1:15:33.41076Marie McMonagle1:15:34.31077Gwendaline Furey1:15:34.51078Veronica Doherty1:16:43.91079Catherine A Kelly1:16:57.41080Sharon McNulty1:17:32.31081Unknown Partic. 4221:20:41.41082Unknown Partic. 4231:20:42.51083Becky Lynch1:21:37.11084Kathleen Deane1:24:33.41085Fanchea Gibson1:25:54.11086Yvonne Mc Fadden1:25:54.51087Stacey Coyle1:25:54.8RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE NORTH WEST 10K? was last modified: May 6th, 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 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first_imgA well-known Donegal woman whose day is to put on the best entertainment in the county at the club where she works was herself entertained – during a star-studded trip to the USALetterkenny Voodoo club manager Elaine Boyle is currently enjoying a trip to Nashville.And one of the people she met is actor Charles Esten of the hit ABC show named after the home of country music – Nashville. She also had a chance to chat with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol.“I’m on holidays and you meet random people out here,” said Portnoo woman Elaine.“With Gary Lightbody he was a lovely person and great to chat to.”Actor Esten Actor Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville, made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday. Original ‘Nashville’ songs performed by or featuring Charles have been released on iTunes by ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, including “Undermine” featuring Hayden Panettiere, “Back Home” and “No One Will Ever Love You” with Connie Britton. DONEGAL WOMAN IS STAR-STRUCK ON TRIP TO NASHVILLE was last modified: November 12th, 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:charles estenDONEGAL WOMAN IS STAR-STRUCK ON TRIP TO NASHVILLEnashvilleSnow Patrollast_img read more

Texas, digital-rights group suing Sony over CD fiasco

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s troubles over anti-piracy technology on music CDs deepened Monday as Texas’ attorney general and a California-based digital-rights group said they were suing the music company under new state anti-spyware laws. The Texas lawsuit said the so-called XCP technology that Sony BMG had quietly included on more than 50 CD titles leaves computers vulnerable to hackers. Sony BMG had added the technology to restrict to three the number of times a single disc could be copied, but agreed to recall the discs last week after a storm of criticism. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said Sony BMG needs to further publicize the recall and compensate consumers for costs associated with removing the software, an onerous process. It was filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles. When XCP-enabled discs are loaded into a computer – a necessary step for transferring music to Apple Computer Inc.’s iPods and other portable music players – the CD installs a program that restricts copying and makes it extremely inconvenient to transfer songs into the format used by iPods. Critics say consumers aren’t adequately told what the program actually does. The California law under which the EFF was filing its lawsuit bans collecting personally identifiable information through deceptive means and lets consumers sue for damages. The EFF also invoked state laws on consumer protection and unfair business practices. Cindy Cohn, the EFF’s legal director, said Sony BMG should announce the recall using the same marketing tactics it had used to sell CDs, including advertising and radio promotions. “Just putting a little something up on their Web site I don’t think is sufficient,” she said. The EFF complaint also covered another anti-piracy technology that Sony BMG has used, MediaMax from SunnComm Technologies Inc., which was introduced first in markets outside the United States. SunnComm was not named in the lawsuit. The EFF said it also would seek better disclosure about both technologies used by Sony BMG and an end to what it considered “outrageous, anti-consumer” licensing terms over which CD buyers have little choice. Sony BMG’s Web site offers information on the XCP technology, the CDs that use it and ways consumers can mail them back, postage-free, for a replacement. Sony BMG initially rejected the uproar over XCP as technobabble. But after security experts discovered that XCP opened gaping security holes in users’ computers – as did the method Sony BMG offered for removing XCP – Sony BMG agreed last week to recall the discs. Some 4.7 million had been made and 2.1 million sold. CDs that had XCP included releases by Van Zant, The Bad Plus, Neil Diamond and Celine Dion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Security researchers say XCP is spyware because it secretly transmits details about what music the PC is playing. Manual attempts to remove the software, which works only on Windows PCs, can disable the PC’s optical drive. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott accused Sony BMG of surreptitiously installing spyware because XCP masks files that it installs. This “cloaking” component can leave computers vulnerable to viruses and other security problems, Abbott said, echoing the findings of computer security researchers. “People buy these CDs to listen to music,” Abbott said. “What they don’t bargain for is the computer invasion that is unleashed by Sony BMG.” Sony executives have rejected the description of their technology as spyware. Officials for the New York-based label would not comment Monday, saying the company does not discuss pending litigation. The Texas spyware law allows the state to recover damages of up to $100,000 in damages for each violation. Abbott said there were thousands of violations, and that any money would go to the state. last_img read more


first_imgWalshy, Walshy – give us a wave!From a chat with Cork legend Pat Morley to losing his boxer shorts on a nag by a short head, sports fan and columnist Paddy Walsh lets rip once again on a week of sport.FOR ROBBIE, READ JOHNNYAltogether now – O’SHEA, O’SHEA, O’SHEA, OLE, O’SHEA! The memory of Robbie Keane’s late, late salvager against the Germans in the 2002 World Cup Finals was floating around this old head – and probably many another – as the clock ticked down to full-time last night in Gelsenkirchen. Happy days but surely not to be repeated against the same opposition? Surely there’s no way lightning strikes twice? As much chance of that happening as there is of – well – John O’Shea getting on the end of a ball in the penalty area and steering it beyond the reach of the world’s number one goalkeeper? Yeah, like let’s face reality here, we’re on our way to a 1-0 defeat in Germany and sure, we’ve hardly created a chance worthy of the name.Come on McGeady, play it back to him….right, Hoolahan, get it across….Ah, too long (and where IS Shane when you need him?)…..good man, Jeffrey Patrick Hendrick, switch it back into the middle…..Jeez, who’s that on the end of it. Bloody hell, it’s JOHN O’SHEA and it’s……IT’S THE EQUALIZER! We’ve done it again! And this time against the World Champions!O’SHEA, O’SHEA, O’SHEA, OLE, O’SHEA…..!John O’Shea – celebrated his 100th appearance with a cracking goal!And the ref blows for full-time and the Germans surround him looking for some added seconds so they can nip down the field and attempt to breach our Forde and ruin our celebrations. And there’s Robbie Keane on the pitch, which he vacated some time back to allow Hoolahan in, and it’s 2002 all over again and the ceiling in my sitting-room has a greasy mark where my head hit it and Dunphy, Giles and Brady are tearing up at least part of the script back in the R.T.E. studio and we’ve seven points in the bag (the same number of goals we netted against the Gibraltarans who will go to Germany in their next game full of no hope) and John O’Shea’s 100th cap will have written on it in large letters the legend ‘THIS IS THE ONE WHERE I SCORED SO LATE AGAINST THE GERMANS WE ALMOST MISSED OUR FLIGHT HOME’. Football, – as a man who knows all about his team scoring last minute goals once said – bloody hell.WANTED: OPEN DRAW (NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY)What have the football teams from Sligo, Mayo, Kerry and Cork got in common? Answer – they’ve already (a full nine months in advance) booked their places in their respective Provincial semi-finals for the 2015 Championship.Nice work if you can get it. Which you can’t if you happen to be playing out of the Ulster Championship when not alone, if you’re wearing the colours of Donegal and Tyrone next year, have you not automatically qualified for the semi-finals, you’re not even guaranteed a place in the quarters.No, for these two border counties there’s a preliminary round to be negotiated first before you can even consider venturing further afield in the competition. A positive result in that and you’re up against Armagh who may, or may not, depending on which particular Armagh team turns up on the day – the Orchard County invariably coming with the warning: ‘These Apples Can Occasionally Taste Sour’ – prove a difficult hurdle. For Kerry and Cork, meanwhile, there’s a seventy-minute tussle away from the Munster Final and a comparatively comfortable path into the business end of the All-Ireland. And probably so, too, if either did come up against Tipperary, Waterford, Clare or Limerick in a previous round given the lop-sided nature of the current Munster set-up in respect of decent teams.The same in Leinster, where despite the ability of the likes of Kildare, Meath or, perhaps, Carlow, to flatter to deceive, it’s going to be the Dubs who will both contest and win that Province’s competition – now as inevitable as a hotel rip-off during All-Ireland Final weekend in the capital – and again, no preliminary round though it’s nonetheless a confusing pathway to the semi stages.Meanwhile, New York – facing a preliminary tie against Galway – and London make up two of the sides in the Connacht Championship, hardly enough to have the likes of Mayo quivering in anticipation. How about hauling Paris and Beijing into the competition while the G.A.A. decision drafters are at it?The Provincial Championship has become – has indeed been for many a moon – much too imbalanced when some teams have the toughest of passages to get through and others can keep it in low gear on route to the real competition. So how can the whole thing be brought onto an equal playing surface? Tradition dictates that we must retain the Provincial set-up and to be fair it provides some of the lesser teams with the odd opportunity to win a trophy though quite a few of them have never availed of it.So here’s a possible solution. Start the Provincial Championship earlier and once it’s completed that’s it even for the winners. No automatic progress into the All-Ireland quarters. No link up at all between the respective tournaments. Instead they and every other county go into an open draw for the All-Ireland, a knock-out tournament with no back doors and no side windows to climb through in case they have a bad day at the office.This would give the sharp edge to the tournament that has been sorely missing in those earlier rounds when teams know they’ll, at least get another crack at the whip. And it would surely provide a much fairer structure than exists at present.DUNPHY’S GAMEEamon Dunphy – a good pundit but not a great pundit!And there it was perched on a stall at the car boot sale in Letterkenny last Saturday. Roy Keane’s autobiography. What? Car boot sale time already and it only having steamed off the presses?Okay, it was his first one. Published in 2002 and ghost written on that occasion by Eamon Dunphy whose own autobiography ‘The Rocky Road’ was released not too long ago (though he didn’t get Keano to ghost write it).Not so much a case of Autobiography 2002 versus Autobiography 2014 as a contest between Dunphy and fellow Dub, Roddy Doyle, who helped put the words down for ‘The Second Half.’To be honest, I didn’t read the original and I may not read the second one given that much of the content has already found its way into print via the newspapers.But almost forty years after it first sat on the bookshelves, I’d still strongly recommend Dunphy’s own original autobiography ‘Only a Game?’ – a professional footballer’s diary that was as raw and honest as they come (and sporting autobiographies come virtually on a weekly basis these days).Here’s a random paragraph from it, penned by Dunphy after he had been dropped by Millwall before a 3-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough during the 1973-74 season:“So we went up to Sheffield. I wasn’t on the bench, I went as thirteenth man. You go into the dressing-room before the game, and you smile and say ‘All the best, lads’. What does that mean? If they do well you stay out. And when they get beaten, as we did last night, what do you do? You act. Because you can’t come in with a big smile all over your face saying ‘Great. Now you’ve been beaten I can get back in. ‘ Everybody else is sick. Bit you aren’t. You are pleased. So you come in and make faces; pretend that you are sick like the rest of them. But everyone knows that you are acting.”Like I say, still the masterpiece when it comes to footballers putting their thoughts on paper and their careers on the line.LEAGUE LEGENDPat Morley – thinks Pats were errr lucky against Harps in the Cup semi-finalThere can’t be too many players who can lay claim to scoring a hat-trick on their League of Ireland debut but I was chatting to one the weekend before last. And Pat Morley, former Waterford United, Cork City and Shelbourne striker, was able to recall the exact date and year of his rare feat.Finn Park, Ballybofey, November 25th, 1984, the Corkman knocking in his trio of goals in a 4-1 win for Waterford against the Harps.I was standing in the car-park at Richmond Park when he arrived to climb into his own vehicle for the trip south after his co-commentating duties on R.T.E. television during THAT F.A.I. Cup semi-final.And for a good twenty minutes, we talked football – or rather, he talked and I just listened, lobbing in the odd verbal for him to play around with and remembering some of his outstanding displays and goals including a strike against the mighty Glasgow Rangers when playing for Shels in Europe.He only broke off briefly when a handful of the St. Patrick’s Athletic players emerged from the dressing-rooms and headed for their transport. “Hey’, he yelled to Pat’s defender, Kenny Browne.” you should have got two yellow cards today”. And Browne and Morley exchanged some further banter with a distinct edge before the Pat’s quartet headed home (okay, they were home but you know what I mean).“He should have gone too,” the former L.O.I. marksman confirmed afterwards before conceding that the Dubliners were, by a city mile, the best footballing side in the league.An entertaining character is Morley who was quick to praise the Harps supporters and spoke of the potential of the club if they can only rise from the pit of the First Division.Any young goal-scoring Morleys floating about that might want to make a Finn Park debut, I forgot to ask him?Meanwhile, Longford Town arrived in the same Finn Park on Sunday having already clinched the First Division title and deservedly disposing of a generally lame Harps, still smarting from that comprehensive Cup semi-final mauling even if they did spark into life in the second period against the Midlanders.And all I could think of was while the Town brought along a couple of hundred supporters to join in the celebrations, how many would Harps have taken to ‘City Calling Stadium’ had the situation been in reverse?Sadly, it’s been a season that only occasionally flickered into life – a bit like that damn scoreboard at Finn Park.LATE BETHad some dough on a brilliant horse yesterday. It took nine horses to beat him….WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN was last modified: October 15th, 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:Donegal Dailysports columnWalshy on Wednesdaylast_img read more