Former local football giants Cavalier Soccer Club missed an excellent opportunity to send a statement of their re-emergence with a whipping of defending champions Arnett Gardens on Monday night when both teams met in the Red Stripe Premier League Still, they came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a 52nd-minute strike by Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh. The win improved Cavalier’s tally to four points, one above previous leaders Arnett Gardens and two behind Portmore United, who have a perfect record, with six points. Cavalier looked the better of the two teams for most of the game as they created numerous clear chances and missed them at will. The game appeared to be heading for a stalemate until Marsh, with his bit of magic, stealing behind a defender to steer a cross into the Arnett net, gave his team their first win of the season. tremendous feeling “First and foremost, I have to give credit to the creator above. It was a hard game against the champions, Arnett Gardens, and to come out and execute well and give my team the three points is just a tremendous feeling,” the former Jamaica youth player said. Marsh’s composed performance and his strike was an example to his teammates, including his Jamaica youth teammate Oshane Jenkins, who missed a hat-trick in just about 16 minutes of action. “You know, it comes back down to decision-making in front of goal and executing. It is the early part of the season, so we just have to go back to the drawing board and do some work in front of goal on shooting and scoring,” Marsh said of his team’s poor finishing. Of his performance, Marsh said that it was only the tip of the iceberg as there are great things in store. “This is actually my fourth season in the league, and you can expect great things from me. “I have a lot to prove this season. I am looking forward to a call-up to the senior team and to take part in the qualifiers going on now. The only way I can do that is to stamp authority in my country right now and to show them that Chevonne Marsh is actually one of the best playing in the Premier League right now,” the 21-year-old said. So serious is Marsh about making the breakthrough that he has broken down his game into things that he is doing well and things that he needs to improve. “My movement off the ball, the threat I pose when I am driving forward, these are things that I am doing well at. “I have heard the talk about me lacking stamina and not being able to sustain the intensity over 90 minutes, but I am getting there. In order to get to the next level I have to go back to the drawing board. I used to train twice a day. I am training even more now so that I can last,” he stated with confidence.
The Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League Season 4 is scheduled to commence on Friday, March 15, 2019 even as preparations intensify to ensure the efficient operation of the new season.This was announced today by GFF’s Competitions Director Ian Alves following a consultation with the Elite Clubs yesterday, including representatives from the two newest additions — Santos FC and Police FC respectively, who entered the League following an Elite League promotion playoff held on February 9 & 10, 2019.According to Alves, Thursday’s meeting sought to discuss the proposed fixtures and amendments to the rules of Season 4. “As a result of a consensus, adjustments were made to the rules, and it was agreed that, for the most part, every club will contest at least one match each week, and the current season of the league will be conducted over a period of nine weeks.“Western Tigers FC were unavoidably absent. Notwithstanding, Santos FC and Police FC were present, and decisions were agreed upon, and we look forward with enthusiasm for a grand start to the league on March 15.”As a lead up to the League, and with the increased schedule of competitions expected during the year, a training session on competitions management and venue preparation, inclusive of pitch marking, will be held tomorrow for representatives of regional member associations (RMAs).This session is geared towards improving capacity of the RMAs to host and manage competitions at all levels. It will cater specifically to the Competitions Manager and Venue Coordinator of each RMA, and is expected to have 30 participants. The session will be held from 09:00hrs – 15:00hrs at GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence.The GFF Elite League is the highest form of competitive football played in Guyana; and according to the Rules and Regulations of Season 4, the 10 clubs “will play one (1) round of football, resulting in the club acquiring the most points being declared the winner. Match days will feature mostly double-headers at stipulated venues on Fridays and Sundays, with a few match days being scheduled for Saturdays, and the overall league Champion Club will be awarded an automatic qualifying spot at the CONCACAF/Caribbean Shield Championships.”The League is scheduled to conclude in June. Detailed fixtures will be made available soonest.
A resident of One Mile, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) was on Wednesday fined $80,000 by Magistrate Rondel Weever when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court charged with several traffic offences.Matthew Jules, of Lot 283 One Mile, was slapped with six charges which included dangerous driving, being an unlicensed driver, breach of insurance and driving an unlicensed and uncertified motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty to all of the charges and was fined. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving three months in prison.Meanwhile, Lindener Andre Jacobs, who was arrested by Police on December 6 for driving under the influence, had his driver’s licence suspended for four months.
0Shares0000France forward Antoine Griezmann (left) and midfielder Paul Pogba train in Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – The ego-driven problems of the past that saw France players go on strike at the 2010 World Cup are well and truly consigned to the past as the latest crop of Les Bleus target a repeat of their 1998 glory.But coach Didier Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup victory in Paris two decades ago, faces a dilemma on the eve of a campaign which begins with a potentially tricky opener against Australia on Saturday: making sure his wealth of young French talent live up to their heady reputation. Having steered France to the cusp of Euro 2016 glory, Deschamps watched in dismay as Portugal punished France in extra-time at the Stade de France.Two years on, France arrive in Russia with high hopes of young players like Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele although it remains to be seen whether those are sufficient when it comes to meeting the big guns of Germany, Spain, Brazil and Argentina in the later stages.France forward Kylian Mbappe trains with the squad in Russia © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“You don’t win competitions on talent alone,” 1998 World Cup winner Christope Dugarry warned. “You win because you’ve got the right mentality.”Fluffing their lines against Group C minnows Australia at the Kazan Arena would be unthinkable for most French fans, although the Socceroos — who have talked up how they will fight tooth and nail to get a result — have pledged to provide the first hurdle.“Come this France game we’re going to be ready, and giving ourselves opportunities to win this game,” warned Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan.“We can’t wait for Saturday.”Bold predictions aside, on paper France should breeze through a Group C which also features Peru and Denmark.Antoine Griezmann, who announced Thursday he was resisting advances from Barcelona and staying at Atletico Madrid, is one of the hottest properties in world football and, as he did at Euro 2016, is expected to shine in Russia.– Pogba’s time? –Two years after a disappointing Euro 2016, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could finally shine on the big stage, along with 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe, who will be making his World Cup debut.In comparison, Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has yet to decide who will lead the Socceroos’ attack, with former A-League reject Andrew Nabbout appearing to be leading the race ahead of Tomi Juric, who plays for Swiss side Lucerne.The Aussies’ defensive game, a top priority for Van Marwijk since he was parachuted in to replace Ange Postecoglou in January, is still a work in progress.Australia have few big name stars, but Nabbout insists the gulf in class is not an issue.France midfielder Paul Pogba has a chance to shine at the World Cup in Russia after a difficult season with Manchester United © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“We’ve got a job to do against France,” said Nabbout, who is now with J-League side Urawa Reds.“We’re aware of the big name players, the calibre they have. But we have a structure and a strategy, and if we execute that to the best of our ability then we can cause them some problems.”Australia defender Josh Risdon, who postponed his honeymoon after a call-up to Van Marwijk’s squad, admitted: “It’s going to be a tough one to kick off our campaign.”But he added: “The bigger the occasion, the tougher the opponent, the better we get up for the game.”Eight years on from an infamous France players’ strike in South Africa, from where striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home in disgrace after insulting then coach Raymond Domenech, Deschamps is in charge of a comparatively better behaved and respectful team.“The behaviour has been exceptional, they’re polite and respectful,” said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet.“There’s been a clear change when you consider the unbelievable stuff that went on in 2010. It couldn’t have been worse.“Didier (Deschamps) has done everything to make sure the (squad) conditions are optimal.”It is now up to Deschamps’ young team to perform on the pitch.But success, says former World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, won’t come easy.“A team of kids can’t win the World Cup,” he told So Foot magazine.“The guys have to get together and say: ‘We want to make history, this is our time, we’re going all the way!’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FROM SEAN DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: THERE were remarkable scenes here at Parkhead this afternoon as Celtic fans where ‘Bhoyed’ up despite losing the title to Rangers.As it became clear that Rangers were going to take the title after going into a 3-0 lead at Kilmarnock in the first nine minutes, there was a deathly mood at Celtic Park.But as we began the process of beating Motherwell, the mood changed. Rangers winning the title no longer seemed to matter. A large crowd of us have been travelling to Glasgow from Donegal all season (and for many other seasons). When Derry man Paddy McCourt scored our fourth goal we decided ‘What the hell do we care’ and we all did a massive Hoops Huddle.That’s what is different about Celtic fans. The lyrics of our fan songs say it – we follow them through thick and thin.Rangers won 5-1 at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock never got over that first ten minutes.Here at Celtic Park, the Hoops did us proud. We played football the Celtic way today. We had 65% of possession and 15 attempts at goal.Goals from Hooper and Samaras in the first half and two more from Maloney and McCourt in the second saw us beat Motherwell 4-0.As fans we have paid tribute to our side. They’ve done their best.And many of us will be back in Glasgow next weekend to watch our Hoops take on Motherwell again – this time in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.After all we are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through. Over and Over, we will follow you. * We hope to have video of Celtic fans’ loyalty to their side later tonight.REMARKABLE SCENES AS HOOPS FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TEAM DESPITE RANGERS TITLE VICTORY was last modified: May 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi Chris Wilder will be left wondering how the game got away from the Blades possible standings However, neither side threatened to break the deadlock in what was a pretty lifeless first-half.After the break, the game opened up and Chris Wilder’s side started asking a few questions of their Welsh opponents.David McGoldrick should have done better with a finish from the edge of the box while John Lundstram made a complete hash of a clear chance moments later.Tom Carroll’s rasping effort on the hour whistled past the post at the other end.Moments later, the deadlock was broken when Baldock got on the end of a well-worked Blades move down the left to tuck the ball into the corner of the net.Potter brought Jefferson Montero on to try and cause the Sheffield back line problems and it did lead to more clear-cut chances for the visitors.United keeper Dean Henderson was forced into making a spectacular save to deny Jay Fulton on 68 minutes. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal 3 Swansea’s began life back in the Championship with a fantastic comeback victory over Sheffield United.The Swans looked destined for a defeat when George Baldock’s precise finish put the hosts a goal up with less than half an hour to go. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights NEW ERA However, Ollie McBurnie’s poacher’s goal on 70 minutes levelled the game up.They controlled the game from that point and went close with efforts from McBurnie and Barrie McKay as it looked like both sides would share the spoils.But new Swansea manager Graham Potter would come away with a victory in his first competitive game in charge when Yan Dhanda crashed the ball into the net just seconds after being brought on.After suffering relegation from the Premier League last season, many associated with Swansea would have wanted a solid start to their season in the second tier. 3 But Henderson could do nothing to keep out McBurnie’s close range finish moments later after the ball pinballed around the box.Swansea dominated thereafter and McBurnie’s clever headed effort bounced just wide of the post while debutante Barrie McKay’s wonderful effort struck the bar with Henderson beaten all ends up.Striker Dhanda entered the fray on 85 minutes and it was on that very attack which saw him dispatch a loose ball into the net after great work down the left flank from Montero to give Swansea a spirited victory.LINE-UPSSheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham (Duffy 87), Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram (Sharp 79), Fleck, Evans, Stevens, Clarke, McGoldrick (Woodburn 72)Subs not used: Leonard, Stearman, Lafferty, MooreSwansea City XI: Nordfeldt, Roberts, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Olsson (Grimes 72), Celina, Fulton (Dhanda 85), Carroll, Asoro (Montero 63), McBurnie, McKaySubs not used: Dyer, Rodon, Amat, MulderCHAMPIONSHIP TABLE Potter made some effective substitutions in the second-half Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Latest Football News 3
A Tractor Run in memory of Kilmacrennan man Joseph McGettigan took place yesterday, with over 160 tractors taking part.21-year-old Joseph sadly passed away in February this year, with the run being chosen to remember him by as he had a great love for vintage tractors.The family day out included a bouncy castle, face-painting, a barbecue and a pop-up pub, with DJ Tubsy playing music throughout the day. The run took place from Kilmacrennan to Milford, past Golan Chapel, down by Lough Salt, and back down to Kilmacrennan.Joseph’s father Laurence told Donegal Daily that the day was a huge success.“There was a very good turnout, there were 160 tractors and a few vintage cars. People of all ages came, it was a great day,” he said.The idea to host a Tractor Run as a way to remember Joseph was thought of by Joseph’s dad, mum Eileen, his sisters, brother, his girlfriend Louise Carr, and family friends. “Joseph had a good few vintage tractors of his own, and we wanted to keep that alive, he loved doing up his vintage tractors. He had a good pair of hands on him and enjoyed restoring them.”Seven of the tractors that took part were very special, as they belonged to Joseph and Laurence.“After Joseph died, his girlfriend Louise, brother Laurence, and sisters Sarah Marie, Margurite, Lorraine, Mary, Hannah, got a tractor each and drove them during the run.”Sadly Laurence’s mother Margaret passed away last weekend, but Joseph’s family know that she would have been very proud to see how successful the day was and how many people took part in fond remembrance of Joseph.Laurence says that they hope to make the Tractor Run an annual event, and said that they were very well supported in organising the day. Tractor Run in memory of Joseph McGettigan a huge success was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:joseph mc gettigankilmacrennanmemorial tractor run
Chelsea fell behind following a scrappy opening at the Liberty Stadium.Gylfi Sigurdsson scored with a volley from the edge of the area to put Swansea ahead after the Blues failed to properly clear.Chelsea had just started to get on top, with Oscar close to opening the scoring.The Brazilian’s effort went just over following a corner, while Ruben-Loftus Cheek had a shot easily saved and was then denied a tap-in by some last-ditch defending.Blues goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, making his first Premier League start since November, was barely tested until a mistake by Matt Miazga forced him to make a fine save from Gylfi Sigurdsson.Alexandre Pato, on his full Premier League debut, showed some bright touches without having a sight of goal.But Sigurdsson’s strike put relegation-threatened Swansea ahead.Gary Cahill failed his late fitness test, meaning Miazga is partnered in central defence by Branislav Ivanovic, who captains the team in the absence of John Terry.Oscar also came in, for Kenedy, while youngsters Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett and Kasey Palmer are on the bench.Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Fer, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Paloschi.Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Ki, Barrow, Routledge, Gomis.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Miazga, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar; Pato. Subs: Courtois, Aina, Kenedy, Colkett, Palmer, Traore, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The political war over climate science is flaring up again on Capitol Hill this week as the U.S. Senate debates a bill that would approve the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Pipeline opponents, many of whom oppose the project because they say it would accelerate climate change, are trying to secure votes on a number of largely symbolic amendments affirming the Senate’s belief that climate change is real and human-caused and that policymakers should address it.The pipeline opponents, including a number of Democratic senators and one independent, hope that their push will put Republicans in a politically perilous position: Either they block votes on the climate amendments and get accused of dodging the issue, or they allow votes and have to take a position on a sensitive issue with a core Republican voting bloc—self-described conservatives who don’t believe human activity is seriously affecting Earth’s climate system. The Keystone debate, which is expected to last several weeks, comes shortly after government researchers concluded that 2014 was the planet’s hottest year on record.Senators Bernie Sanders (I–VT), Brian Schatz (D–HI), Jeff Merkley (D–OR), Tim Kaine (D–VA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D–RI) all have filed climate-related amendments. And Democrats aren’t hiding the reasoning behind their strategy. “We’re going to have a vote to find out who the climate change deniers in the U.S. Senate really are,” said Senator Charles Schumer (D–NY), the third-ranking Senate Democrat, during a Capitol Hill press conference today. “Do they deny that human activity has helped create climate change? Stay tuned. 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McConnell said last week that he wouldn’t block a vote on one of the climate amendments.The amendments, if adopted, would alter S.1, a mostly Republican-sponsored bill that would approve a key permit for building a segment of Keystone XL, which would bring crude oil to the United States from Canada’s oil sands region. Whereas Republicans overwhelmingly back the permit’s approval, most Democrats oppose it; some Democrats oppose the pipeline outright, while others say Congress should leave the decision to the executive branch, which has been pondering the issue for several years amid legal and political wrangling over the pipeline’s route. The White House has threatened to veto a version of S.1 that has already passed the House of Representatives, but Republicans have suggested that they might try to attach the Senate bill to must-pass legislation, such as a spending bill, that President Barack Obama might be reluctant to veto.Many Democrats worry that the pipeline’s construction would significantly worsen global warming by encouraging Canadian oil companies to expand mining in the oil sands, an energy- and water-intensive process that produces more carbon emissions than conventional oil drilling. Sanders, an independent who is allied with Democrats, argued last week that the Senate should be cutting greenhouse gas emissions, boosting energy efficiency and renewable energy use, or investing in more research and development or rail transportation. “This bill does none of that,” he said on the Senate floor on 13 January. “In fact, what the Keystone pipeline does is move us in exactly the wrong direction.”Whether Keystone XL would actually significantly speed up climate change depends on how much it promotes further development of the oil sands, studies suggest. (The scientific community has been divided on the issue, as Jeff Tollefson reported in Nature in 2013.) An environmental assessment conducted by the U.S. State Department found that the pipeline probably wouldn’t have a major impact. Environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council dispute that analysis, arguing that, without Keystone XL, falling oil prices could make it uneconomical for oil companies to keep mining the oil sands.The amendmentsThe proposed climate amendments—just a few of at least 50 that Senators would like to get votes—address a number of issues.Sanders’s amendment would declare the “sense of Congress” that lawmakers are “in agreement with the opinion of virtually the entire worldwide scientific community” that climate change is real, that it’s human-caused, that it’s already causing problems domestically and globally, that the United States needs to transition to cleaner forms of energy, and that time is running out before the world suffers “irreparable harm.”One of Schatz’s three amendments asks whether it’s “the sense of the Senate that climate change—(1) is real; (2) is caused by humans; (3) is urgent; and (4) is solvable.” A second asks whether the Senate agrees that global temperatures have risen, that the rise is already affecting the climate, that the United States should shift to cleaner energy, and that the United States should cut greenhouse gas emissions and encourage other countries to follow suit. His third amendment and Kaine’s amendment make similar statements to the other two.And an amendment offered by Merkley asks lawmakers to endorse statements made by a variety of scientific organizations and government agencies saying that climate change is real and that humans are driving it. The groups include the National Academy of Sciences, AAAS (publisher of ScienceInsider), the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA.Whitehouse’s amendment takes a veiled jab at Senator James Inhofe (R–OK), the new chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, who has called climate change a “hoax.” The amendment states that it’s “the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.”If votes on any of the amendments were to occur, it wouldn’t be the first time that members of Congress have had to take a stance on climate science. Early in 2014, a House committee rejected, on a party-line vote, a similar amendment offered by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D–IL). In 2011, former Representative Henry Waxman (D–CA) tried to attach a climate science amendment to a GOP-sponsored bill that would have struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The amendment failed on a mostly party-line 240 to 184 vote.With the 2016 presidential race looming and several Republican senators mulling presidential runs—including Ted Cruz (R–TX), Marco Rubio (R–FL), and Rand Paul (R–KY)—any climate vote could carry additional political importance. Democrats and their environmental allies are sure to use a “no” vote against any Republican senator who becomes the GOP nominee. But a “yes” vote could be perilous for candidates running in Republican candidate-selection primaries and caucuses, which often hinge on winning over tea party and conservative Republicans. These voters, according to polling data, are more likely to deny climate change than their liberal or moderate GOP counterparts.