The Minister of Sports assures that team activity will resume “on May 11”

first_imgThe Sports Minister of France, Roxana Maracineanu, has assured that team sports activity will resume “from Monday, May 11“with” specific rules of distancing “, a measure that contrasts with the decision of Ligue 1 to end the season by proclaiming Paris Saint-Germain champion.“The sport will resume in France from May 11, with very specific rules of distancing“He declared in an interview with the French station France Info.” The training sessions can be done with groups of less than ten people, abroad, “he added.In this sense, the former swimmer explained that all federations, “including collective sports and judo”, may “carry out activities, respecting the distance”. “We are also working on the reopening of facilities depending on the evolution of the pandemic,” he said. Thursday, the French Professional Football League (LFP) closed the 2019-20 season at a professional level in the country, after the decisions taken by the prime minister, and determined with “an index of performance” that Paris Saint-Germain proclaimed itself champion of Ligue 1 and also that Amiens SC descended in company with Toulouse FC.On the other hand, Maracineanu reassured clubs and federations, ensuring that they will continue to receive financial support. “From the first day, the Sports Ministry has supported associations, clubs, federations and all companies in the sports sector. They were able to benefit from measures such as partial unemployment, with the possibility of accessing the subsidy guaranteed by the State,” he said.“Sport, like culture, will continue to benefit from a support fund to face progressive de-escalation, because there will be no events until at least August“He continued, stressing that they will ensure that private companies and sponsors continue to” invest “in sport.” Sport is essential for health, and health will be the government’s priority, even after the crisis, “he concluded.last_img read more

Anthony, Jackson gone, but Knicks’ losing likely to continue

first_imgMOST READ The New York Knicks have entered a rebuilding mode, with new president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry touting the team’s youth even before they had traded Anthony on the eve of training camp.The young players might be ready to win in a couple years, but for now, it looks like another long season inside Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The whole talk for us is it’s a start for us to instill a culture of playing as hard as you can, trying to play together as a team,” coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We don’t necessarily have these superstars that have been in the league for many years carrying our team. We’ve got to do it collectively.”That will fall on players such as Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez, rookie Frank Ntilikina and center Enes Kanter, who was acquired from Oklahoma City in the trade for Anthony. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Some things to watch with the Knicks:KRISTAPS’ KNICKS: Porzingis left frustrated, blowing off his exit interview before returning to Latvia for the summer. The third-year forward came back as the face of the franchise, returning to New York the day Anthony left for Oklahoma City.FRANK FROM FRANCE: Jackson’s last big move was drafting the 19-year-old Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick. It’s hard to tell yet what the Knicks have in the French point guard, who missed summer league with an injury and then most of preseason when he was hurt again.HARDAWAY’S HERE: Mills’ first big move was to give Hardaway a $71-million deal to return to New York after Jackson traded the former first-round pick to Atlanta two years earlier. His game grew with the Hawks, and the Knicks believe he’s ready for a bigger role now.SPEED IT UP: Jackson’s triangle system is mostly gone, with Hornacek saying the Knicks want to open up the offense more in hopes of getting more easy shots.JOAKIM’S JOB: Joakim Noah’s forgettable first season of a $72-million deal ended with him serving a suspension for violating the anti-drug policy. It continues into this season and it’s unclear where he fits after that in a center rotation that also includes Kanter, Hernangomez, Kyle O’Quinn and sometimes Porzingis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny NBA: Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with veteran’s ‘bargain’ salary with Cavs LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set New York Knicks Jarrett Jack, right, reacts during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is gone. Phil Jackson is gone.The losing appears here to stay.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Jackson-Anthony drama hung over the Knicks last season and into the summer, with the team president making it clear he wanted to move on from the All-Star forward. But before he could, the Knicks moved on from Jackson, who couldn’t build a playoff roster in his three seasons. Mills was promoted and he has taken aim at cleaning up the mess within the organization.“Part of my job is to try to add some sense of calmness to what had been a little bit of a crazy environment that we’ve been going through,” Mills said. “So I think that we have a good group of people here.”But it’s a group that looks incapable of defending, and it will be hard to outscore its ineptitude on that end without the 40 points per game the Knicks lost when they traded Anthony and let Derrick Rose leave.So they could be even worse than last season’s 31-51 finish, but at least some of the dysfunction could begone. Fans seemed fed up with it under Jackson, so maybe they’ll accept a team that loses quietly if they see growth on the court without the circus off it.“They want to see effort, they want to see tenacity, they want to see hard work and they just want to see us not backing down from anybody,” Hardaway said. “The icing on the cake is winning ballgames. That’s what we want to do and that’s our goal, to win ballgames, and win as many as possible to see ourselves looking towards the end of the season where we can find ourselves in the postseason.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Toward Railway Passenger Transport

first_imgThis editorial is addressed specifically to two persons and two institutions. The first person is the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the second, her Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Mr. Patrick Sendolo.  The two institutional addresses are ArcelorMittal and Putu Iron Ore Mining.The subject is Enhancing Passenger Transport. In essence, we are appealing to the government and to these institutions to ensure that passenger transport is included in the railway developments in these two companies.On Monday we carried a good story on ArcelorMittal, which announced that it had received six new locomotives to boost iron ore shipment. This was a good development, because it showed that the company is progressing businesswise by producing iron ore for export.  This is good for the economy.But we wish here to remind ArcelorMittal and Putu Mines, as well as our government that they should not forget about the people and their dire need for transport.  Why?  This is because the roads in our country are still in deplorable condition, and it will take time for government to complete its highway development program. Meanwhile, the people of Liberia, from the southeast through Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa, need alternative transport, which is thankfully feasible through the railroads.Our immediate appeal is to ArcelorMittal, which is already operating its railway, to include, in addition to its fleet of ore locomotive carriers, those that are able to transport passengers as well. This seems to us a golden opportunity to make a big difference in passenger transportation, by adding a few cars to the railway fleet equipped for carrying people, personal belongings and produce to various destinations along the route from Yekepa through Nimba and  Bong to Bassa. Strategic picking up points could be created for this purpose and could be so organized as would not hamper the speedy transport of ore to the Port of Buchanan.All that really needs to be done, LME Minister Sendolo, is carefully to institute a study on the feasibility, how it should be organized and executed without hampering the iron ore exports.  The study should be jointly undertaken by GOL, represented by LME and other relevant Agencies and ArcelorMittal.Before the Putu railway, which will travel from Grand Gedeh County through River Gee, Grand Kru, Maryland and Sinoe counties, gets underway, a similar study should be jointly undertaken by LME, other relevant GOL Agencies and Putu Mines.  This would boost intra-southeastern travel and would be good for agriculture, business, health and even tourism.  Remember, it is the southeast that holds the nation’s largest and animal-rich forest reserve, the Sapo National Park. There are other impressive touristic sites, too, in the southeast that could be developed as important tourist destinations.These ideas for passenger railway transport are being put forward not only to enhance easy travel but also to help our people who for generations have been handicapped by the lack of efficient transport to take them from one place to another within Liberia.  Let us remember that railway transport has been successfully developed in the North America and Europe, making travel easy and cheap.  Some African nations, including SouthAfrica and even Rwanda are developing passenger and cargo railway transport, too, and this has proven to be great for business.What man–and woman–have done, man and woman can still do.   So let us in Liberia get busy and start doing what we have to do to improve transportation of people and goods throughout our country.  Our iron ore mines have given us this opportunity.  Let us seize it and move forward.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Constant low voltage plaguing WCD residents

first_imgResidents of the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) are now concerned over their electrical appliances as they are being plagued by constant low voltage from the power being provided by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).Complaints indicate that since the restoration of one of the company’s submerged cables which received damages, load shedding is now a constant issue.Reports reaching Guyana Times reveal that nightly, residents are forced to unplug appliances for safety.Roycelyn Alleyne, a resident of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), revealed to this publication that her refrigerator has since stopped functioning as per normal.“One night my fridge started to make a loud noise. When I checked I saw the lights were dimming so I realise that it was low voltage again, so I plugged out the fridge. However, since then, the fridge doesn’t get cold, it works whenever it wants to…and this is every night thing, I gotta keep plugging in and out my appliances” the frustrated woman stated.In another comment, a resident of Hague also complained of the said issue, expressing her worry.“Although GPL has fixed its damaged submarine cable, I have been affected by load shedding almost every day. My electricity is hardly ever stable and I am severely worried about my appliances” the resident explained.“I constantly have to keep changing bulbs because every minute them blowing…I changed about five since this thing started, the problem with GPL”, a De Willem resident revealed.GPL had announced on June 15 that the load shedding would be discontinued since the company successfully energised a new 13.8 kV submarine cable across the Demerara River, linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants on June 12, 2019.The new 13.8 kV cable is currently providing over 5 MW of power to the eastern DBIS. It spans approximately 4000 feet from Princess Street, Georgetown to the GPL power station at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Additionally, two small generating units with an aggregate capacity of 2 MW were returned from Anna Regina to boost generation during peak demand.Further, one of GPL’s second largest units, a 7.8 MW, is back in operation after being unavailable for planned maintenance.On June 2, GPL’s 69 kV cable sustained damages which resulted in the unavailability of 14 MW of generation to the eastern half of the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS).GPL developed an emergency plan to reduce outages, which included the laying of the new cable. Though the outages have decreased, residents are calling for the frequent low voltages to be addressed.last_img read more

Residents accuse APNU MP of giving preference to party supporters

first_imgOver 100 titles for Matthew’s Ridge – GL&SCResidents of Matthew’s Ridge have accused executive member of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Richard Allen of influencing Guyana Lands and Survey officials in fast tracking land titles for party supporters.A team from the Guyana Lands & Survey Commission (GL&SC) headed by Commissioner Trevor Benn visited Matthews Ridge, North West District in May last to regularise lands owned by residents. Allen was reportedly a part of the team.When contacted, the Commission stated that Allen was part of the team since he is responsible for that constituency and he also hails from that region.“He also assisted the team with traversing through those communities”, the Commission through the PR stated.Nevertheless, the residents believed that Allen was there with a political agenda.Residents accused Allen of being biased towards APNU supporters and instructed GL&SC officers to put a hold on applications of persons who they presumed were non-supporters of the coalition Government. As such, preference was given to party supporters.A resident, who was present at the meeting and whose application was put on hold, related that after Allen had a discussion with his party affiliate from the community, they suddenly found discrepancies with her application.Allen, however, reportedly instructed the officers to process the documentation of known APNU associates.“He openly told them who to process applications for. I was right there when one of his confederates told him my husband is a PPP and suddenly, he said they have to make further checks regarding my application and up to now I can’t get through but all their people got through with theirs and they will receive their titles soon. They are openly discriminating people and there is no one that we can complain to,” she said.Another resident, who also spoke anonymously, noted that Allen was overheard telling the officers to deal with party supporters first. “He isn’t a part of GL&SC but it appeared as he was calling the shots. He told officers to hold any processing of titles from persons who they presume are associated another political party, I was listening. Once you’re not a supporter they found all sorts of reasons to pause your application. Allen told the officer to deal with party supporters first,” the resident claimed.The GL&SC held a land titling exercise in May where they processed applications for titles for residents there who were never allotted titles prior.Its Public Relations officer Royden James when contacted Thursday said the commission will be distributing more than 100 land titles to those residents by next week.He said this decision came after resident from the area were never regularised prior to now and they found difficulty in securing loans as they had no documentation to show ownership of their land.He refuted claims by the residents regarding the distributing of titles to APNU party supporters and said some of the applications that were put on hold were in need of further checks and investigations as those residents claimed that they inherited their land from descendants.“We needed to ensure that these claims were investigated thoroughly and verified before we issued titles. There is no issue. These residents will get their titles too,” James assured.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo recently challenged Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) Trevor Benn to bring in the Police over revelations of documents that show massive giveaways of prime lands across the country.Jagdeo had made several disclosures at his weekly press conference by producing several maps to show allocations of prime lands to persons with connections to the Government.The following day, however, Benn indicated that he will be calling in the Police to probe how those documents got into the hands of the Opposition Leader. Jagdeo, picking up on the threat, had told the media that he welcomed the investigation but warned that the tables will turn.Jagdeo had pointed out that four top officials within the Ministry of the Presidency, which falls under the preview of the Head of State, are beneficiaries of large-scale tracts of prime properties and as such, the President must answer to this.The meeting with Guyana Lands and Survey Commission and residents held at Mathew’s Ridge in Maylast_img read more

Huskies drop second game of double-header against Navigators

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies fell in their second game of a weekend double-header on home ice against the North Peace Navigators yesterday afternoon.Taking on the top-ranked NWJHL team on Saturday, the Huskies won that match 5-3. However, the Huskies were a bit outgunned yesterday, largely due to being without several key players. Brandon Howard ended up with a suspension for a slew-foot right at the closing buzzer on Saturday night, and won’t be back in the line-up until December 10th.Drew Fudger scored in the first period assisted by Jared Loewen and Matthew Apsassin to keep it a 1-1 game after 20 minutes. Backup Tavis Viens also had some phenomenal saves early in his second start of the season, keeping the Huskies to within two goals after forty minutes. Jacob Lang got another tally in the third to get the Dogs to within one, assisted by Fudger and Gary Loewen. In a last-ditch attempt to tie the game, the Huskies pulled Viens for the extra attacker, but North Peace scored an empty-netter to get the win 4-2.- Advertisement -The Huskies are back in action on Friday night when they host the Fairview Flyers. Puck drop at the North Peace Arena is at 8:00 p.m.last_img read more

Colours Boutique throws support behind Guiness Cage football

first_imgAhead of the highly anticipated semifinal round of the Guiness Cage football tournament, Colours Boutique located on Robb Street Georgetown, has reiterated their commitment to sport development by making a timely donation to the tournament by making one of the individual prizes more tangible.Colours Boutique representative Samantha Thomas (center) hands over the ‘Highest Goal scorer’ gift voucher to Loreann Baptiste, in the presence of Three Peat Promotions Rawle WelchThe Colours Boutique has plunged into the Highest Goal Scorer award, which will now come in the form of a $16,000 gift voucher and is redeemable at the establishment. The voucher will be to the winner at the conclusion of the tournament.The prize is extremely fitting for the tournament owing to the heightened competition that is showcased by the players. In this light, there are currently two players who are leading the goal scorers’ charts. Those players are Deon Alfred of Tigerbay and Shem Porter of Alexander Village. However, Jamal Cozier is looking threatening to cop the prize with a semifinal (and possibly final) encounter left in the competition, added to the fact that he already holds five conversions.At the boutique’s Robb Street location, the voucher was received by tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions was Loreann Baptiste.Colours Boutique staffer Samantha Thomas declared that the company has always been committed to the development of sports, as they are a key partner in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship.Meanwhile, Rawle Welch, Director of Three Peat Promotions thanked the company for their timely gesture, declaring that the company has a tremendous track record in sports development.He further added that the rewarding of individual talents is important, as it highlights the respective abilities of players.The remainder of the tournament which is being dubbed ‘The East Coast Best versus the Rest’ will be held the Haslington Market Tarmac, with the semi-finals and final set for today.The semi-final matchups will pit home side Uprising against Broad Street, while Sparta Boss will take aim at fierce rival Leopold Street.The victors of the aforesaid matches will face-off in the finale, with the losers relegated to the third place playoff.Among the other entities in support of the event are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E- Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry [BACIF], Ray’s Auto Sales, Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited [IGBL], Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, T&J Bookstore and C & C Prestigious Styles.last_img read more

Woman faces felony counts in SUV theft

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Ramsey was already on probation for forgery, methamphetamine possession and obstructing a peace officer when she drove off in the SUV, court records show. She had most recently been released from jail 15 days earlier. The Sheriff’s Department’s black-and-white Ford Expedition was stolen about 9:20 a.m. Thursday in Littlerock after a deputy put Ramsey unhandcuffed in the back seat during a vehicle-theft investigation, sheriff’s officials said. Sgt. Paul Patterson of the sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said last week that a decision by a deputy on whether to turn off the engine of a patrol vehicle “depends on the circumstances.” Any weapons kept in department vehicles such as the SUV are locked and secured within the patrol unit. After the woman drove off, authorities followed her on the ground and via a helicopter, speaking with her on the patrol vehicle’s radio as she drove in a circuitous route on surface streets in Lancaster. LANCASTER – A Littlerock woman accused of stealing a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sport utility vehicle and speeding around Lancaster for two hours pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges. Robyn Ramsey, 25, of Littlerock was arraigned Monday before Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Steven Ogden on one count each of grand theft of personal property, evading arrest, unlawful taking of a special vehicle and accessory after the fact. She also is charged with three counts of assault on a peace officer for allegedly driving toward sheriff’s deputies with the SUV. Also pleading not guilty was 18-year-old Luis Alberto Napoles, who faces one count each of assault with a firearm, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, receiving stolen property, grand theft auto and accessory after the fact. About an hour into the chase – which was covered live on several television stations – deputies deployed a spike strip that shredded the left rear tire of the four-wheel-drive vehicle. After about two hours, she drove slowly around a corner in a residential area – reportedly where her boyfriend lives – and stopped. Suddenly, law enforcement officers with guns drawn surrounded the SUV and pulled her out of the vehicle near 13th Street West and Ivesbrook Street. Ramsey’s mother told KABC (Channel 7) that her daughter was eager to get to a child-custody hearing in Lancaster that morning and became hysterical when detained by deputies. “That was the day they were going to determine that she was either going to go to trial or they were going to grant her an extension of her parental rights,” Bonnie Ramsey said. The grandmother said the state took away her daughter’s two children, 7-year-old Amber and 5-year-old Brittany, two years ago. “I’ve had them (the children) since November of 2004, when the state originally took the children away from her,” the grandmother said. She said her daughter had been addicted to methamphetamine but was trying to recover. She called her daughter a good mother. “But when she’s under the drugs, nobody, you know, when they’re on drugs, it’s very difficult to make the right decision.” Sheriff’s Deputy David Jennings took issue with the elder Ramsey’s statements. “A mom’s obviously going to want to come to the aid of her daughter, even though she knows she’s got a troubled past,” Jennings said. “But the reality of it is, you know, she knew what she was doing. She took a sheriff’s vehicle. … She stole a radio car, and she put a lot of people in danger when she did it.” Robyn Ramsey is being held on $300,000 bail and Napoles on $105,000 bond. Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 16. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Be a Smart Mum and sell your kids’ pre-loved items!

first_imgThe Smart Mums Market is coming to Donegal this March and giving an opportunity to sellers to set up a stall and make a great profit.Smart Mums Market is an indoor market for buyers and sellers of baby and children nearly new items.The market comes to the St. John Bosco Community Centre in Donegal Town on March 11th 2017 from 12noon to 2pm. There is still some availability to book your stall at this event. If you are looking to get rid of children’s items, clear the spare room or make some spending money for holidays, then this is a great way to sell your items to a new home. A stall costs €25 to book and sellers get to keep 100% of their profits.Anyone who wants to book a table should visit smartmumsmarket.ieThe Smart Mums Market is an excellent opportunity for parents to get bargains galore!Items for sale at the event are for children 0-10. This includes clothes, shoes, maternity wear, toys, recreational equipment, buggies, bikes, cots, nursery furniture, large indoor and outdoor toys and everything else that comes with raising children. Smart Mums Market is a market for gently used items with an emphasis on quality. All items must be fully functional to be displayed and sold.Selling your pre loved children’s items could not be easier. The organisers arrange the market, you book a stall and fill it with your good quality children’s items and enjoy your selling experience in a friendly environment with other smart mums and savvy shoppers. The best bit is you get to keep 100% of your profit on the day.Visit or email for more information on how to book your stall! Be a Smart Mum and sell your kids’ pre-loved items! was last modified: February 3rd, 2017 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:donegalPARENTSSmart Mums MarketSt. John Boscolast_img read more


first_imgGAA: Last year’s Donegal SFC semi-final meeting between St Eunan’s and St Michael’s was undoubtedly the best game of the year in the club championship. In what was a pulsating encounter played at the end of October last year, it was St Eunan’s who pipped St Michael’s in the end by the minimum. St Eunan’s went on to win the Donegal SFC and St Michael’s were left pondering ‘what if’.At two different stages in that semi-final – St Michael’s led by four, but a crucial goal from Darragh Mulgrew dragged them back into when it looked like it was slipping away.A late, late score from Conor Gibbons decided it and it resulted in more semi-final heartache for St Michael’s.So far this year St Michael’s have looked like a team completely focused on winning silverware. They sit top of Division One and have cruised into the semi-final of the Donegal SFC with minimum fuss.Their clinical performance against Malin indicated a ruthless streak that was perhaps lacking in recent years.St Eunan’s on the other hand suffered a heavy defeat at home in a group game with fellow championship contenders and bitter rivals Naomh Conaill.However, Maxi Curran’s side have recovered well and back-to-back wins over Dungloe and Glenswilly have seen them into the last four.The manner of their victory over Glenswilly has prompted many GAA commentators to tag St Eunan’s as favourites to win back-to-back Donegal SFC titles.However, many feel St Michael’s time has come, so often they have been the ‘nearly’ men and it’s a tag they’re desperate to shake off. St Michael’s lost the 2011 Donegal SFC final and have lost a number of semi-finals – including last season’s against the eventual winners who they face again on Saturday evening.Like last year, the game will be played on a Saturday night in front of a packed house at Mac Cumhaill Park.Many expect it to be another thrilling encounter between arguably the two best sides in Donegal.Rory Kavanagh’s return from the USA has provided Maxi Curran’s side with a huge boost and the evergreen John Haran ensures they have a brilliant midfield platform. Eddie Harkin’s side is littered with Donegal stars such as Colm McFadden, Christy Toye Martin McElhinney, Daniel McLaughlin and Mark Anthony McGinley.The trio of McFadden Toye and McElhinney will be crucial for St Michael’s and Eddie Harkin will hope Andrew Kelly can continue his sensational run of form.St Michael’s have players performing superbly all over the pitch and Michael Gallagher, Ciaran Gallagher, Peter Witherow and Michael McGinley will all play crucial roles.Declan Bonner has been added to the St Michael’s management staff and his big game experience will undoubtedly help.St Eunan’s have been in this position so many times and know how to get over the line in big games.They’ll be confident they can get the victory but know they’ll face one hell of a test against St Michael’s.St Michael’s are hungry and are desperate to land their maiden Donegal SFC and they have the quality and class to do it.They probably should have won the game last year – and they’ll know their capable of beating them if they learn from their errors last season.VERDICT: St Michael’s DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: ST EUNAN’S FACE ST MICHAEL’S IN MOUTH-WATERING SEMI-FINAL CLASH was last modified: September 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more