first_img“She’s as good as I’ve seen all year,” Mike said “She can do everything. Pressure at the top of the key and post up down low.” Valencia tried to stay close in the first half behind the shooting of junior Chelsey Hastigan, but 11 turnovers didn’t help. Hastigan hit two 3-pointers and had 11 points at halftime, but she was held to two free throws and no field goals in the second half. Charise Hall and Brooke Sansone each scored 13 points for Valencia as well. All of Sansone’s points came in the second half. Courtney Price finished with 12 points for Redondo while teammates Ashley Bookman and Molly Pfohl chipped in with nine and eight, respectively. Pfohl was especially effective from her high-post position as she found Nyinfiga on the baseline for easy baskets all night. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Their speed and size were too much for us to handle,” Valencia coach Jerry Mike said. “We didn’t take care of the ball enough. Redondo threw that half-court trap in there, and we struggled with it. That’s a good team. They definitely can win the championship. I just thought we might have been able to give them a better game.” Valencia took an early 7-6 lead five minutes into the game, but a 12-2 Redondo run keyed by junior forward Atonye Nyingifa put the Seahawks on top to stay. Nyingifa, a junior being recruited by USC, scored 17 points in the first half and finished with 22points and 14 rebounds. center_img Valencia High’s hopes of reaching the girls’ basketball Southern Section Div. I-A finals for a possible rematch with Foothill League rival and No. 1-seed Hart of Newhall were dashed as it lost 67-44 at Redondo Union in a quarterfinal game. Trailing 24-19 late in the second quarter, Valencia gave up seven straight points and found itself in a 12-point hole at halftime. The trend continued at the beginning of the second, as Redondo went on a 12-2 run to go comfortably ahead 43-21. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Neymar is set to join Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / JORGE GUERREROMADRID, Spain, Aug 3 – Spain’s La Liga refused to accept the payment of Neymar’s Sh27.3bn ($260mn) buyout clause, a league spokesperson confirmed on Thursday, potentially delaying the Brazilian’s world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.“We can confirm that the legal representatives of the player attended La Liga to pay the clause and this has been rejected,” the spokesperson told AFP. Neymar had been expected to complete his move to the French giants by the weekend after Barcelona announced the 25-year-old striker’s decision to leave on Wednesday on the condition his buyout clause was met.However, president of La Liga Javier Tebas has been an outspoken critic of PSG’s move to snatch one of the Spanish league’s biggest stars.Tebas believes the astronomical sums being spent by the French giants, including a reported 30 million euro salary after tax for Neymar, makes it impossible for them to comply with financial fair play regulations (FFP).Clubs can be sanctioned by UEFA for making a loss of more than 30 million euros over a three-year period.PSG have already been fined and saw their Champions League squad limited by UEFA for breaches of FFP in 2014.“We will not accept this money from a club like PSG,” Tebas told Madrid sports daily AS on Wednesday. “Especially when this club is infringing rules and laws.”Spanish clubs have dominated the Champions League in recent seasons with Barcelona and Real Madrid winning the competition for the last four years and Tebas fears their place at the top of the pyramid could be threatened by “financial doping.”The role played by PSG’s owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) has been looked upon skeptically in Spain with the El Mundo newspaper describing the move as a “state signing.”“The clubs/state that compete with financial doping can destabilise professional football in Europe, the international market and competitions,” added Tebas.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Olympic Girls High School celebrate after their 3-0 win over Sega Girls in their Copa Cocacola match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26 – Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games girls defending champions Olympic High School qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s showpiece after beating Sega Girls 3-0 in Eldoret on Thursday.The result saw them finish second in the pool behind Wiyeta who picked the same result against Alliance Girls High School in a chilly morning at the Hill School. Olympic overcame a first day blip that saw them blanked 5-0 by Wiyeta and head coach Ali Said is confident that having gathered momentum, they will defend their title.“We started slow and the loss in the first game was because of nerves. Most of my players are in this competition for the first time ever and they admitted they were nervous playing infront of many people. But we have addressed the issues and I believe we are better and ready to defend the title,” the coach said.Maureen Awino struck a brace with Naomi Navalayo adding another as the girls from Nairobi booked a ticket to the semis where they will play debutants Moi Girls Nangili. Wiyeta who topped the group will play Waa Girls from Coast.Awino broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute after her long range shot somehow managed to fizzle through the keeper’s arms. The red hot winger twice had shots from the right blocked by the keeper when she used her pace t break off her markers.Action between Olympic High and Sega Girls during in their Copa Cocacola match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNavalayo doubled the tally for Olympic just before the break with a well struck freekick from the right after the Sega Girls keeper handled the ball outside her area.In the second half, Olympic continued their dominance and just two minutes in, Awino completed her brace after racing into the box to shoot low past the keeper.In the boys’ matches, St. Anthony’s picked up their third consecutive 2-1 win of the tournament after coming from a goal down to beat Upper Hill. Te two sides though proceed to the semis with St. Anthony topping while Upper Hill finished second.The Solidarity Boys will take on Riyabu who finished second in the other group after a 2-1 win over North Eastern’s Sabunley while Upper Hill will take on St. Peters Mumias who topped their group after beating St. Cyprian from Eastern 4-0.Heading into the last round of matches, St. Antony’s and St. Peters Mumias were assured of qualification after winning their first two games.The most interesting match though pit North Eastern’s Sabunley against Riyabu with the two sides heading into the last round with three points each.However, Riyabu from Nyanza were the strongest of the two winning courtesy of goals from Evans Onsarigo and Justine Omanga.Action between Olympic High and Sega Girls during in their Copa Cocacola match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOnsarigo was the danger man for Riyabu and he almost broke the deadlock with a rasping freekick in the 14th minute which went inches over the bar. He however broke the deadlock in the 26th minute from the penalty spot after Sabunley handled inside the box.Riyabu doubled their tally through Omanga who tapped home from inside the box after racing to a rebound with the keeper having spilled a rasping freekick from Onsarigo.The Nyanza side should have had a 3-0 lead heading into the break but Haron Osiago’s penalty was saved. Riyabu were gifted with a penalty after Onsarigo was axed inside the box.The North Eastern side made for some nervous end after Muktar Hillow squeezed the ball past the keeper’s feet five minutes to time but it was a little too late for them to stage a comeback.Semis fixtures: Boys: St. Peters Mumias v Upper Hill High School, St Anthony’s Kitale v RiyabuGirls: Wiyeta v Waa, Moi Girls Nangili v Wiyeta.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img1 Dani Ceballos [right] in action for Real Betis Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Real Betis wonderkid Daniel Ceballos, according to reports in Spain.The 19-year-old has been tipped as one for the future and clubs around Europe have shown an interest.Arsenal and Chelsea have both scouted the midfielder, who has been likened to Barcelona legend Xavi.However, according to Marca, Liverpool are now fighting hard for Ceballos and hope to win the race for him.The Spaniard’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he could leave and clubs would just pay a compensation fee.Betis are desperate to hold onto the teen sensation and will reportedly hold contract talks with him later this month.last_img read more

first_imgLeicester City put one hand on the Premier League trophy with a 2-0 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.After a flat and tired performance in the first half, Jamie Vardy – who had previously been anonymous in terms of chances – showed his clinical ability in the box to fire the visitors ahead after 66 minutes. He then sealed the victory in stoppage time when he rounded the goalkeeper to send the travelling fans into hysterics. The league leaders move onto 72 points with five games remaining and they need just three more wins to seal the title.Ranieri named an unchanged side for the trip to Wearside to face Sam Allardyce’s relegation battlers. The identity of his team has remained the same for the majority of the season and that is one of the contributors to their success to date.Wes Morgan had the best chance of the first half when he met Christian Fuchs’ corner, glancing from the near post across the face of goal.City were appealing for a penalty before the interval as Shinji Okazaki was caught by DeAndre Yedlin in mid-air. Referee Anthony Taylor waved away appeals and the final action of the half saw Kasper Schmeichel produce a stunning save to deny Fabio Borini’s deflected shot.Leicester began to liven up in the second period and it took them 21 minutes to open the scoring. It came through yet another pacey counter attack. Danny Drinkwater’s long ball over the top was met by Vardy, who coolly converted past Vito Mannone from a tight angle.Sunderland could have been back on level terms in the closing stages of the game as Jack Rodwell squandered a big opportunity – blasting a six-yard effort over the crossbar.As the league leaders headed for a fifth 1-0 win in a row, Vardy rounded the goalkeeper in added time to roll the ball into an empty net for his 21st goal of the campaign.Before Spurs’ home match with Manchester United, the 2-0 result saw Leicester go ten points clear in an incredible campaign for the East Midlands club. READ MORE – Jose Mourinho hopes Claudio Ranieri will win the Premier League with Leicester City: ‘He deserves it, I like him very much’ Jamie Vardy takes his goal tally for the season to 21 2 2last_img read more

first_imgSaturday morning last saw Cappry Rovers back in Champions League action.They came into this game on the back of winning the Ulster Title at U13 level and were firm favourites to progress to their 2nd Champions League Final of the year.Although they were favourites, they definitely knew that it was going to be a tough battle to get past a very good Keadue team playing on home soil and what a game it turned out to be.The 1st half was a very even affair with not a lot between both teams.Cappry were the 1st to get a shot on target when Luke McGlynn had a header pushed on to the bar on 10 minutes.A while later Luke had another opportunity when he got a drive away from around the penalty spot but the Keadue keeper saved well. Cappry had another great chance when Kevin McCormack played a lovely through ball for Mark Mbuli to run onto.This set him up 1 on 1 with the keeper and once again he managed to save with his foot and put the ball out for a corner. Cappry didn’t have it all their own way and Keadue created a couple of good chances of their own with Evan Long producing fine saves of his own to keep it scoreless at the break.Cappry started the 2nd half well but Keadue were always dangerous on the counter attack. Kevin Mark and Luke were always dangerous in attack while Oisin McGlinchey, Andrew Murray and Daniel Marley were dealing well with the Keadue front line.Kevin had a fine header from a free kick that hit the bar and bounced on the line with many thinking that it had went over.At this stage it was looking like it wasn’t going to happen for them. Luke also had another fine chance well saved after a 1-2 with Kevin had put him through. Cappry were working their socks off and Josh McMenamin, Shaun McMenamin and Shaun Ward were giving it their all on the wings but they still couldn’t get past a Keadue keeper on form.With the game ending scoreless it was into extra time. Both teams battled hard with out any real chances apart from when Keadue attacked in the box and were awarded a penalty. Evan Long was very unlucky not to save the resulting spot kick after he got a hand to it. Cappry now found themselves in unfamiliar territory being a goal down and showed great grit and determination to fight back.In the second half of extra time Andrew was switched to the right wing and caused havoc. His presence on the wing set off panic buttons and unsettled the Keadue defence.Cappry pressed and pressed for an equaliser and although some teams would have lay down giving the chances that didn’t go their way earlier in the game, Cappry kept going and their persistence was rewarded with 3 minutes remaining on the clock.The ball fell to Andrew Murray inside the box and he made no mistake drilling the ball past a helpless keeper. This brought on celebrations from the Cappry support never seen before.Cue penalties. Keadue were 1st up and made no mistake, Luke scored for Cappry.Keadue scored followed by Kevin, 2-2. Keadue made it 3-2 with Daniel bringing it back level. 4-3 Keadue and Shaun Ward scored 4-4. Evan then capped off a good day when he saved their 5th penalty. It was all down to Oisin and he made no mistake and sent Cappry through to the final.Unfortunately someone has to go out and Keadue were really unlucky but they should be really proud of their boys who played a brilliant game of football and were the closest Donegal team to beating Cappry that anyone his been in a few years.The final will take place in Letterkenny next Saturday against Fintown Harps with kick off at 11.30am in Leck View Park.CAPPRY ROVERS Erne Wanderers hosted fellow promotion rivals Cappry Rovers and the hosts were left to rue a poor first half showing when they trailed by two goals to nil.Cappry were the better team in the opening half and deserved their lead. Wanderers started the second half on the front foot and scored through David Dolan inside two minutes when he followed up an Alan Russell shot to head home.The homesters had Rovers penned in for spells in the second period but couldn’t get the breakthrough to equalise and after David Dolan spurned a great chance to draw level Erne got hit with a sucker punch when Bradley scored after he got on the end of a monster throw in to slip home the third. Wanderers kept going and created some good chances but found the visiting keeper in great form as he made three or four excellent saves. Best for Erne was Russell while the Cappry keeper had an excellent outing. Referee: John Coyle.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVES Cappry Rovers 4 – 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic3rd place was up for grabs for Benji O’Meara’s Cappry side on the Reserve League Table if they could gain 3 point over Kilmacrennan Celtic, who have been in good form this season so far.  Cappry got things off to a good start with most of the action in Kilmacrennan’s half and in particular on the left side with Shaun Bannigan creating goals chances.  The visitors soon turned things around to put pressure back on the home side and the game was end to end for both teams but it was Kilmac’s Cathal Gallagher who broke the deadlock with a low shot from the edge of the Cappry box to put the visitors ahead. Kilmac continued to push at the hosts creating chances but unable to capitalise.  Cappry came back into the game again in the last 15 mins with plenty of pressure coming from the midfield presence of Conor and Shane Laverty and on the 34th minute when ball came back out from a Cappry attack in the visitors box onto the path of right winger Jack Burke, who then scored with superb strike to level the scoreline until half time.2nd half started lively for both teams but it was Cappry’s Steven Carr who terrorised the Kilmacrennan defence and after beating 3 players, put the home side ahead on the 56th minute.  Cappry continued to dominate passion in the 2nd half and held off the visitors well thanks to defenders Petie Lafferty and William McGlynn holding off Kilmac’s attacks with plenty of breaks from Aaron Kelly and Paddy Long pushing up to create goal chances.  And those chances came with NP McDaid lodging a 3rd goal for Cappry on the score sheet and substitute Kyle O’Meara beating the Kilmac goalkeeper on the 81st minute to put the home side 4 up.  Big efforts from both teams on the night. Advertisement Cappry were also in action Saturday last when they welcomed Glenree to Cappry Park and played out a scoreless draw which will feel like 2 points lost as Glenree picked up their 1st point of the campaign.CAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last weeks Cappry lotto were 4, 5, 13, 16.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Grainne O’Donnell, The Park, Blue CedarsNext weeks jackpot is €6500.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win. CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581.Cappry Rovers are ‘spot on’ to reach another Champions League final was last modified: December 6th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:CappryCappry Roverslast_img read more

first_imgBUSINESS guru Gerry Robinson is getting aboard his choo-choo again – in aid of the Relay for Life fundraising event which is planned to take place on the 4th & 5th May (Bank Holiday weekend).Oakfield Park estate manager Brian McElhinney explained: “We are involved with the ‘Claire’s Bluebells’ Relay for Life team which is based in Raphoe. Claire is the late wife of one of our staff at Oakfield Park who lost her battle with cancer last year.“The main feature of our event is the 24 hour train drive for which we are inviting sponsorship from businesses. For every €50 of sponsorship we receive the sponsor business will be entered into a draw. The prizes on offer is three separate one-to-one half day business advice sessions with Sir Gerry Robinson, well known for his success in business. “We will be offering entertainment on the Saturday evening and a family fun day on the Sunday (12 to 6pm).”More information and updates will be published on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Oakfield.Park ALL ABOARD SIR GERRY’S TRAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND was last modified: April 4th, 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:ALL ABOARD SIR GERRY’S TRAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKENDlast_img read more

first_imgSome of the many boxes of designer shoes which will be offered at the designer pop-up shop in Letterkenny this weekend.It’s your chance to get your hands on a designer brand at a bargain price – just in time for Christmas.Three Donegal women (true fashionatas by all accounts!) have cleaned out their wardrobes and have decided to open up a pop-up shop in Letterkenny this weekend.The shop opens for two days only, this Saturday and Sunday December 13th and 14th, at the former Vodafone Shop at Forte Lynne Retail Park opposite the new Dunnes Stores. All goods are of top quality and many are ‘as new.’But in these two days, you can get your hands on almost every label this side of Manhattan with Chanel (handbags, shoes and jewellery), Prada, Gucci, Missoni, Matthew Williamson, Louis Vuitton, Victoria Beckham, Gina, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen and many more. They also have lesser know designers like Philip Lim, Melissa Odabash, Milly, Alice Temperly, Herve Leger and Ella Moss to name but a few.There will also be many High Street brands going at knocked down prices including Zara and Dunnes Stores.So if you haven’t got something for that special person in your life or even if you want to just treat yourself to something new, this is for you. But remember, it’s going to be a hugely popular sale and will only last two days.So get down to the pop-up brand shop to beta them all this Saturday and Sunday at the former Vodafone shop at Forte Lynn Retail Park in Letterkenny.There will be lots of jewellery for sale this weekend also. POP-UP SHOP TO OFFER DESIGNER BRANDS FOR BARGAIN PRICES THIS WEEKEND ONLY was last modified: December 11th, 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:designer brandsletterkennyPOP UP SHOPlast_img read more

first_imgThe Letterkenny Islamic Association are hosting a second fasting challenge in support of their local food bank. The challenge will take place during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims who are physically able are required to fast from daybreak to sunset every day for a month.On June 2nd 2018, the association are encouraging non-Muslims and people in the community to get involved for one day in the sponsored Fasting Challenge. A spokesperson said: “We’re inviting people to try fasting the way Muslims do for one day during Ramadan on Saturday the 2nd of June.  All money raised will be given to the We Care LK Food Bank.  People below the poverty line often rely on food banks to be able to feed themselves and their children. Please help them out!”During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day for a month.  There are certain restrictions on who can fast due to medical reasons, so please read the guide carefully before considering taking part.At the end of the fast, everyone is welcome to join a ‘break fast’ with ethnic food at the Letterkenny Community Centre on Saturday the 2nd of June at 9:30 pm. Registration is required ahead of this meal via https://islaminletterkenny.com/2018/05/21/second-annual-charity-fasting-challenge/The Letterkenny Islamic Association raised €1,300 for the We Care LK Food Bank in 2017, and are hoping to raise even more in 2018. For more information, visit: https://islaminletterkenny.com/2018/05/21/second-annual-charity-fasting-challenge/Charity fasting challenge to be held for We Care LK Food Bank was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:fastingLetterkenny Islamic Associationlast_img read more

first_imgAlmost a third of septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Donegal failed inspections between 2017 and 2018.The EPA has revealed that there was a failure rate of 29% out of the 230 inspections carried out in Donegal from 2017-2018, posing a risk to human health and the environment.A new report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems has found that nearly half of the systems across Ireland failed inspection because they were not built or maintained properly. The EPA is warning that faulty systems can contaminate household wells and pollute rivers.Dr. Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said, “If you do not maintain your septic tank, it can contaminate your own or your neighbour’s well or your local stream, putting your health at risk and that of your family and neighbours. You can take simple steps to maintain your septic tank by making sure it is not leaking, ponding or discharging to ditches and by cleaning it out regularly.”One-fifth of systems that failed inspections during 2013-2018 are still not fixed in Donegal.The EPA said that authorities need to take appropriate measures to ensure householders fix systems that fail inspection. Householders should avail of the proposed expanded grant scheme when it becomes available, to address malfunctioning septic tanks. Noel Byrne, Senior Scientist in the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said, “It is important that householders fix systems where problems are detected. To improve water quality, the government’s proposed expanded septic tank grant scheme, due to be launched later this year, will increase the maximum grant aid available to €5000 and remove the means test requirements.”One in three septic tank systems in Donegal failed inspections was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more